General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos

General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos

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Botafogo, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  CASAIS BRASIL, RESINAS CASTRO
  • Project Team : Pedro Campos Costa, Daniela Figueiredo, Duarte Santo, Katarzyna Augustyniak, Francesca Nafissi, Marianne Ullmann, André Luiz PInto
  • Client : Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros
  • City : Botafogo
  • Country : Brazil
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General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos - Exterior Photography
© Leonardo Finotti

Text description provided by the architects. The project for the new General Consulate of Portugal was planned as an extension of Saint Clemente’s Palace in Rio de Janeiro. Benefiting from a spacious site and a valuable location, the new volume introduces itself into the pre-existing historical structure. 

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The design process required a great consideration for the pre-existence and a well-balanced relationship between the prevailing and the implemented building.

General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Leonardo Finotti

The simple volume of the extension stays modest, covered with a green roof visible from the terrace of the Palace. The new building reveals its strong identity in the entrance patio, finished with ceramic tiles, as well as in the interior spaces. 

General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos - Interior Photography, Chair
© Leonardo Finotti
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Ground Floor Plan
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General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos - Interior Photography, Chair
© Leonardo Finotti

Here, the oblique faces that compose the ceiling emphasize the central patios, responsible for filling the building with natural light. A sequence of three patios of this nature forms a core around which all the functions are organized.

General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos - Interior Photography, Facade, Glass
© Leonardo Finotti

This type of solution ensures a good thermal behavior of the structure. In addition, the openings in the patios allow natural ventilation and regulate the direct exposure to sun light. Moreover, the green roof forms a thick and natural insulation layer that helps avoiding an overheating of the building.

General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Leonardo Finotti

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Address:R. São Clemente, 347 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22260-001, Brazil

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Cite: "General Consulate of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos" [Consulado Geral de Portugal no Rio de Janeiro / Campos Costa Arquitetos] 20 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/968565/general-consulate-of-portugal-in-rio-de-janeiro-campos-costa-arquitetos> ISSN 0719-8884

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