Pampulha Square / Arquitetos Associados

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  • Architects: Arquitetos Associados: - Arquitetos Associados / Alexandre Brasil, André Luiz Prado, Bruno Santa Cecília, Carlos Alberto Maciel
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  19000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Eduardo Eckenfels

Text description provided by the architects. The Square was built at the last large public space in the surroundings of Pampulha, close to St. Francis Church, one of Niemeyer buildings around the lake. 

Floor Plan

The project redesign topography creating slightly sloping green surfaces that improve natural drainage, define permanence areas – grades, benches, platforms – and cover facilities – public toilets and bar – improving the open public character of the square.


Destined to large scale events, the design defined a large dry esplanade closer to the lake, while increasing the green presence in the other direction, defining otherwise a more bucolic intimate scale for the neighborhood use. Vertical totems for lighting liberate the esplanade. 

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© Eduardo Eckenfels

The huge area associated to a low budget oriented a strict choice of low cost and resistant materials: the traditional brick in pavements and vertical elements; concrete for totems; crushed stone and grass for the permeable surfaces.

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© Eduardo Eckenfels

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Project location

Address:Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Cite: "Pampulha Square / Arquitetos Associados" 18 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Eduardo Eckenfels

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