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São José dos Campos’ Faculty of Medicine / KAAN Architecten + UrbSP Arquitetura

São José dos Campos’ Faculty of Medicine / KAAN Architecten + UrbSP Arquitetura
São José dos Campos’ Faculty of Medicine / KAAN Architecten + UrbSP Arquitetura, © KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

Dutch firm KAAN Architecten has revealed plans for the new Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (UAM) in São José dos Campos, as the firm announced the opening of a new office in Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo.

The campus will be located on an elevated site perched over a main highway leading into the city, creating both isolation and visibility that will allow the building to become a new landmark within the dense urban fabric.

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“Optimizing the topographical characteristics of the area, the project stands firm and visually opens itself up to the city,” explain the architects. “The intense Brazilian solar radiation is mitigated by a fully encompassing system of vertical slabs that fulfills the need for shade in every façade. Choosing a regular structural system enabled KAANArchitecten to feature glass between the concrete slabs and roof beams. These are molded in loco, relying on the expertise of the local workforce, and eliminating the need for masonry.”

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© KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

The Medical complex joins a number of Brazilian projects currently in progress by KAAN Architecten, including City Hall Park; a broad urban redevelopment plan in São Bernardo do Campo; the refurbishment of the city hall tower; the Paço Building; and Ferrazópolis, a transit hub featuring housing and a commercial program. The new São Paulo office will coordinate these project while focusing on urban planning, renovation projects and educational programs between the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. 

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The Faculty of Medicine in São José dos Campos is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

News via KAAN Architecten.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Dep. Benedito Matarazzo, 7001 - Jardim das Industrias, São José dos Campos - SP, Brazil
  • Architect

    KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project Team

    Marco (Peixe) D'Elia, Paolo Faleschini, Renata Gilio, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Mariana Mariano, Ricardo Marmorato, Laís Oliveira Xavier
  • Client

    Laureate International Universities, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi
  • Main Contractor

    R & G Incorporadora Ltda, São José dos Campos
  • Structural and Hydraulic Engineering

    Fortec Engenharia, São José dos Campos
  • Electrical and Lighting Engineering

    Eletrotécnica Volt Ltda, São José dos Campos
  • Investor Representative

    BRC Group, São Paulo
  • Landscape Design Advisor

    URB SP, São Paulo
  • Design Phase

    September 2016 – March 2017
  • Construction Phase

    February 2017 - December 2017
  • Area

    7100.0 m2
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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "São José dos Campos’ Faculty of Medicine / KAAN Architecten + UrbSP Arquitetura" 30 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/874868/kaan-architecten-reveals-plans-for-new-medical-campus-in-sao-paulo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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巴西圣保罗新医学校园规划,由 KAAN Architecten 主持设计+ UrbSP Arquitetura