Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

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  • Architect In Charge : José Armênio de Brito Cruz, Renata Semin
  • Technical Coordination : Fabiana Terenzi Stuchi
  • Collaboration : Joana Maia Rosa Rojo, Juliana Gomes Trickett, Juliana de Araújo Antunes
  • Interns : André Álvares Cruz Procópio, Davi Lemos de Moura Lacerda
  • Steel Structure : Medabil
  • Client : Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Site Area : 8.170 m²
  • City : Campinas
  • Country : Brazil
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Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados - Shelving, Beam
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This project was awarded the Brazilian Association of Steel Structure Construction (ABCEM) Prize, in the category Best Steel Constructions in 2006.

Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados - Facade
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This building was designed in 2004 to meet the specifications of an expansion plan that will aggregate 262,500 titles by 2013,  doubling the current library.

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The project took into consideration the execution of various industrialized systems and materials, allowing the construction to be finished quickly and accurately.

Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados - Shelving
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The adopted solution integrated the construction system with the storage system of metallic bookcases, confirming thoroughly how the space fits in as a structure destined to serve as an access area. To sum up, the library was designed structured by its bookcases.

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Integrated systems of natural ventilation and lighting were used to provide comfort and mobility for students and professors, as well as the preservation of the library.

This project was awarded the Brazilian Association of Steel Structure Construction (ABCEM) Prize, in the category Best Steel Constructions in 2006.

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Address:Avenida John Boyd Dunlop, Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil

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Cite: "Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados" 17 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/496785/central-library-of-the-puc-campinas-piratininga-arquitetos-associados> ISSN 0719-8884

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