Multipurpose Complex Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

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Intending to create a new architectural reference for the region of , the Multipurpose Complex becomes a new destination in the city. Designed by FGMF Arquitetos, the building creates a landmark in the landscape through the uses of retail, office buildings, and modular offices. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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The bold design, which values the environment and establishes a new commercial destination, emphasizes the public and private open spaces, which are structural elements of the proposal. Thus, a space is delineated that is attractive and open to the local way, isolated from the noise of the highway, able to attract pedestrians and drivers to know the square embraced by the building. At the same time, a system of gradual permeability around shops and living spaces takes advantage of important pedestrian flow, currently concentrated in the servitude passage that connects the highway to activities in the local street, and maximizes its potential.

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Besides the desired permeability and configuration of a central square, the understanding of different uses, coupled with the interpretation of local legislation, determine the geometry of the building. Instead of segregating them in airtight towers, it is precisely overlapping ‘layers’ of different nature that forms the cohesion desired for the complex.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Multipurpose Complex Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos" 29 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=312934>