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  7. Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

  • 15:00 - 9 January, 2018
Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
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  • Collaborators

    Tony Chen, Victor Gonçalves, Camila Osele, Taís Vieira, Luena Vettorazzo, Raquel Gonçalves, Silvia Mori, Venâncio Alves, Flávia Henriques, Manuel Tojal, Guilherme Nakata, Lucas Ferreira, Lucas Pohl, Alessandra Musto.
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    Franco + Fortes Lighting Design
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    Rasmoska Castellani
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  • Structure

    Campanhia de Projetos
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    Construtora CPD
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© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Text description provided by the architects. A building constructed in 1970 decade was disable because of its inappropriate preservation. A completely renovation and a modern design were requested to follow the city revitalization.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The goal was a renovation of the building as well as of the surroundings, thus the sidewalks were enlarged and a new street paving was made.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Moreover, a new attached site was acquired so that a parking lot could be located.

Planta - Térreo
Planta - Térreo

The ground floor, previously closed and turned to indoors, is now open and facing the street. It also hosts an art gallery and a café – both surrounded by a large water mirror - attracting the outside pedestrians to enter.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The roof top floor, that was earlier only a technical slab, was turned into a collective living space and a city lookout along with an auditorium and an event space. Apart from the new uses of the public areas, the main proposal was creating a metallic sunscreen panel, that completely covers the west façade and goes until the top, becoming a generous pergola. The existing mosaic tile coating remained, but with a new layout andcovered with a secondary metallic skin.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

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Cite: "Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados" [Edifício Almares / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados] 09 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/872368/almares-building-reinach-mendonca-arquitetos-associados/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Nelson Kon

停车楼改造,城市都让了路 / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados