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Da Praça Cinema / Arquipélago Arquitetos

Da Praça Cinema / Arquipélago Arquitetos

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Renovation  · 
Historic center, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Arquipélago Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    5112.86 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Kastrup, Securit, reka iluminacao
  • Lead Architects

    Luís Tavares / Marinho Velloso
  • Photographs

  • 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
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© Pedro Napolitano Prata
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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.

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© 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.

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© Pedro Napolitano Prata
Site Plan
Site Plan
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© 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

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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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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