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Mine Museum and Archive’s Café / MACh Arquitetos

Mine Museum and Archive’s Café / MACh Arquitetos
© Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Category

  • Project Architects

    Fernando Maculan + Mariza Machado Coelho
  • Collaborators

    Fernanda Amaral de Souza e Lawrence Solla
  • Year

  • Photographs

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  • Structure

    Eng. Hélio Chumbinho
  • Climate

    Eng. Carlos E. Braga de Resende
  • Instalations

    Eng. Carlos Alberto Oliveira
© Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

Text description provided by the architects. The building designed to house a new café for the Museum and the Public Archives of Minas Gerais starts with the judicious use of the free space between the two buildings which are important architectural examples built by the Building Committee of the new capital at the end of the 19th century. The complex's initial purpose was to house the Senate and the Finance Minister's residence.

Mine Museum and Archive’s Café  / MACh Arquitetos, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

With the intention of preserving the free area between the two buildings, the café is partially underground. The concrete slab over the new space configure a grassy square that best integrates existing buildings both visually and functionally, providing better mutual access and flows between the floors leveled by this re-designing of the public space.

Section AA
Section AA

A new concrete block, with the function of vertical circulation and access to the superintendent of Museums building, complete the harmonious architectural composition around the square.

© Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

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Cite: "Mine Museum and Archive’s Café / MACh Arquitetos" [Café do Museu Mineiro e Arquivo Público Mineiro / MACh Arquitetos] 18 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Castro, Fernanda) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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