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  7. CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA

CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA

  • 01:00 - 18 December, 2013
CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA
CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Campina Grande - Paraíba, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    MAAM + Studioparalelo
  • Autors

    Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Álvaro Méndes
  • Project Team

    Sebastian Caram, Gerard Rouillier, Pablo Courreges, Emiliano Etchegaray, Belén García, Gabriel Giambastiani, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Aldo Lanzi, Sebastián Martínez, Nicolás Rudolph, Ken Sei Fong.
  • Area

    780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Construction Audition

    Vilanova Arquitetos: Marcus Vinicius, Fabiano Melo, Camila Vilar.
  • Structure

    Tecnon (estructura global), Valls Engenharia (estructura brises).
  • Construction

    AHP Construções e empreendimentos
  • Landscape

    Plante Bem Paisagismo, Lourinaldo Pinto
  • Renders

  • More Specs Less Specs
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti


© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Located in Campina Grande (Paraíba) this building was designed and built to accommodate the new headquarters of CREA (Engineering Council Body).

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The precast concrete permeable “skin” does not resemble the usual glazed institutional buildings, impervious and impermeable. Instead its transparency and lightness give the whole building qualities recommended for the modern state institutions.

Section 2
Section 2

Inside, the patios play the main role – transparent and covered with glass panels over the main circulation areas, fully permeable over the garden and the reflective pool on the ground floor.

The program is distributed in two levels:

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The upper floor accommodates the administrative functions - divided in two sections connected by a metallic walkway while the ground floor receives the public functions with a multipurpose room able to work as a lecture space, seating up to 150 people. The main hall and other areas are open and unfenced – totally permeable – and all connected and delimited by its double height internal patio space.

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Cite: "CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA" 18 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884