Da Praça Cinema / Arquipélago Arquitetos

Da Praça Cinema / Arquipélago Arquitetos

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Historic center, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5112 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  Pedro Napolitano Prata
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Kastrup, Securit, reka iluminacao
  • Cliente:Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de Paraty
  • Work:Santa Rosa Construtora
  • Lighting:Ricardo Heder – LUX Projetos
  • Air Conditioning:Itaclima
  • Stage:TELEM
  • Complementary:BAA Arquitetura
  • Signaling:Patrícia Gibrail
  • Executive Coordinator:Andrea Maseda
  • Lead Architects:Luís Tavares / Marinho Velloso
  • City:Historic center
  • Country:Brazil
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© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

Text description provided by the architects. The interior of this old cinema on the historic center of Paraty, an National Heritage Site, was in ruins. Like an empty shell it was free of partitions, unfinished and open to occupation.

© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

 Time marks, of its successive reforms and modifications, were all around revealing part of its history. It was an invite to new possibilities but also a strong memory and identity to deal with and preserve.

© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata
Site Plan
Site Plan
© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

The intervention is oriented therefor by a perception that the history of this building is not freezed on time, but open to continuity as a live space of culture and memory on permanent development.

© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

As result, design decisions are guided by the minimum intervention necessary to suitable realization of proposed activities and protection of historic and a affective heritage. Clear intentional distinction between new and old elements, without prejudice to ensemble is pursued. Services are compressed to a side core to open space to continuity and flexibility.

© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

The main activities rooms are cinema-theater room, that can be generously open to foyer/reception space, defining a continuity space axis that aims to integrate cultural activities from the public building to the adjacent public square. Parallel to it there is another one, complementary axis: the service core.   

© Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

The existent second floor was in ruins, and a new metal independent structure was needed, without overload to old brick walls. This structure gains its own expression with the blue color of the façade that also irradiates to the ceiling, marking the intervention.

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Project location

Address:R. Mal. Deodoro, 3 - Centro Histórico, Paraty - RJ, 23970-000, Brazil

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Cite: "Da Praça Cinema / Arquipélago Arquitetos" [Cinema da Praça / Arquipélago Arquitetos] 09 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/914549/da-praca-cinema-arquipelago-arquitetos> ISSN 0719-8884

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