GPA&A Designs Floating Administrative Center for Belo Horizonte

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Brazilian Firm GPA&A was unanimously chosen by a panel of judges to design the new Administrative Center for Belo Horizonte – the capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The judging commission selected the firm’s proposal because of its attention to accessibility, sustainability, and the quality of architectural and landscaping features. The transparent building features a bikeway leading to the top floor and is integrated with the metro and bus rapid transit systems. For more information and images, continue after the break.

ML House / Play Arquitetura

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Architects: Play Arquitetura
Location: Pampulha, Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais,
Architects In Charge: Marcelo Alvarenga & Juliana Figueiró
Collaborator: Luciana Garcia
Project Area: 640 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Museum and Archive’s Café (café-plaza) / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , Minas Gerais, Brasil
Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Collaborators: Fernanda Amaral de Souza, Lawrence Solla
Year: 2010
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Minas Art Gallery / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: Belo Horizonte, ,
Area: 410.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Boutique Las Chicas / GUIV Arquitetura

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Architects: GUIV Arquitetura
Location: Belo Horizonte,
Architect In Charge: Guilherme de Vasconcelos
Building Company: Gilberto Lacerda & Cia
Area: 130 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Mineirão Stadium / BCMF Arquitetos

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Architects: BCMF Arquitetos
Location: Pampulha,
Architects In Charge: Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes, Silvio Todeschi
Project Team: Patrícia Bueno, Leonardo Paes, Luciana Maciel, Michelle Moura, Mara Coelho, Leonardo Rodrigues, Joana Vieira, Carolina Eboli, Gabriela Jacobina, Henrique Amin, Isabel Garcia, Thiago Bandeira, Camila Belisário, Fani Frkovic, Demetris Venizelos, Daniela Ribeiro, Marta Guedán Vidal, Felix Morczinek, Charlotte Fredriksson e Frederico Almeida
Project Area: 348,900 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Alberto Andrich, Leonardo Finotti, Joana França, Eugênio Sávio, Gustavo Xavier, CEMIG, Museu Abilio Barreto Collection

Studio Terra240 / Arquitetos Associados

© Eduardo Eckenfels

Architects: Arquitetos Associados
Location: Belo Horizonte, MG,
Architects In Charge: Bruno Santa Cecília y Carlos Alberto Maciel
Collaboration: Enara Paiva, Michelle Andrade, Fernanda Rabelo
Area: 750 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Eduardo Eckenfels, Leonardo Finotti

Nanak Emporium / MACh Arquitetos

© Gabriel Castro

Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: Belo Horizonte,
Architects In Charge: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Associated Architect: Gabriel Castro (MOBIO ARQUITETURA)
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Parque Burle Marx Proposal / De Fournier & Associados

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The proposal for the Parque Burle Marx offers a mix of offices, office and residential buildings, local commerce, and urban park, and an ecological station for conservation areas. Designed by De Fournier & Associados, the Faunal corridor, which will extend one of the most important biomes of , will comprise of volumes harmonically integrated to the morphology of the terrain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa Cor Bar / BCMF Arquitetos

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Architects: BCMF Arquitetos / Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes e Silvio Todeschi
Location: , MG, Brazil
Client: Casa Cor / Arcelor Mittal / Stella Artois
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 69 sqm
Photographs: Jomar Bragança, Leonardo Finotti

Pampulha Square / Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: – Arquitetos Associados / Alexandre Brasil, André Luiz Prado, Bruno Santa Cecília, Carlos Alberto Maciel
Location: , MG, Brasil
Collaboration: Enara Paiva, Michelle Andrade, Henrique Boabaid
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 19,000 sqm
Photographs: Eduardo Eckenfels, Leonardo Finotti

Belvedere Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

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Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: Belo Horizonte,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 370 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A

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Architect: Vazio S/A
Location: ,
Project Team: Carlos M Teixeira (Principal Architect); Leonardo Rodrigues, Ligia Milagres
Project Area: 480 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Vazio S/A: Leonardo Finnoti, Eduardo Eckenfels, Carlos M Teixeira

Hi-Lo Store / David Guerra Architecture and Interior

© Jomar Bragança

Architects: David Guerra Architecture and Interior
Location: , MG, Brazil
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 110 sqm
Photographs: Jomar Bragança