Welcome Center / Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos

© Design Architects, Vidal y Asociados arquitectos

Architects: Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos
Location: Brasilia,
Project area: 744 sqm
Landscape design: Renata Tilli Paisagismo
Lighting design: Foco
Structure: Domo Engenharia, FCK Engenharia
Plumbing/ Eletric: LR engenharia
HVAC: Super Ar Condicionado
Photographs: Courtesy of Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos

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The bold, contemporary building stands out for the originality of the implementation of volume, which accompanies the shape and slope of the land of almost 11,000 square meters.

© Rocco Design Architects, Vidal y Asociados arquitectos

Designed to serve as sales stand of Alphaville, which is a gated community away from Brasilia downtown, in a first moment and later a permanent facility for visitors interested in the project and conviviality, also will host events and cultural activities. The blocks accompany the lot´s format and declivity, and are united by a corten steel grid composing the cover. The grid with 2 thousand square meters stands out in the complex due to its dimensions as well as for creating a central plaza which large trees were planted. This covering grid crosses a 30 meters span and sits on seven concrete blades supporting a load of 50 tons. At some points the grid presents large openings leaving room for the tree tops.

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Cite: "Welcome Center / Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos" 05 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=147994>

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    jour center is verry verry beautiful. it resemble the Bibracte archeologic center. wath is your center specialitie? i ned the documentation of the center translate in french.
    thank you
    bye

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    IT HAVE GREAT SHADING AREA HELP IN VENTILATION , SPECIALLY IT’S IN NICE LANDSCAPE AREA AND THE INTERNAL MATCH WITH EXTERNAL DESIGN

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    Designed to serve as sales stand of Alphaville, which is a gated community away from Brasilia downtown, in a first moment and later a permanent facility for visitors interested in the project and conviviality, also will host events and cultural activities.

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