Architetcture: Francisco Spadoni e Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (authors); Denny Yoneshigue Moreno, Fernando Shiguei Fujivara, Jaime Vega, Mayra Simone dos Santos, Marcos da Costa Sartori, Natália Turri Lorenzo (competition team); Bianca Sayuri Murotani, Guilherme Uemura Telles, Rômulo Oraggio Beraldi, Marcos da Costa Sartori, Mayra Simone dos Santos, Nerino Caldo Junior (project team)
Architecture: Francisco Spadoni e Pedro Taddei Neto (authors); Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (executive coordinator);Bruno Fernandes (assistant coordinator);André Rua, Carolina Mina Fukumoto, Cristiane Kimie Maeda, Fabiana Benine, Fernando Shigueo Fujivara, George Ferreira, Jaime Vega, Marcos da Costa Sartori, Marina Crespo, Mayra Simone dos Santos, Natalia Turri Lorenzo, Paulo Catto Gomes, Sabrina Chibani, Wellington Teles (team)
Construction: ENGEFORM Photos: Nelson Kon
Location: São Paulo, SP Project Year: 2009 Construction Year: 2013 Site area: 6.882 m2 Built area: 29.490 m2
From the architect: The Paula Souza Center is the institution of the State of São Paulo responsible for technical education, containing 268 schools and colleges. Its social relevance took the State Government to use it in its strategy to take definite part of the Luz neighborhood occupation, at the central region of the city of São Paulo.
The project was born with the acquisition, by the Government, of a block with over 7.000 m2, originally occupied by warehouses, small-deteriorated houses and a seven-storey building -- which remained as the only pre-existent structure incorporated to the final architectural set. It was an unique opportunity to work with a full block at the urban city center, thus inverting the region's land logic defined by small lots.
For such urban condition, the idea was to create a public space at one of the densest sectors of the city, a sort of square that could integrate the two most important equipment which composed the program: the Paulo Souza Center headquarter and a technical school.
The headquarter building, defined by a laminar body of 77,5 meters length, gathers the administrative activities in five floors and a museum on the site's archeology on the ground floor relating itself to the street. The remaining buildings are connected to the school; they form a more plural set that articulates itself in many levels over the square, provoking a promenade -- as if the street went inside the block.
The structure, majorly in reinforced concrete, is the organizing element of the design, sometimes appearing in an expressive manner -- as in the support of the suspended court or the school's sinuous mezzanine. The basic system is composed of slabs in frame with average section of 40 and 45cm with capitals. Some elements in metallic structure detach themselves from the large masses: the roofs, the walkway and the museum's mezzanine.
One of the central elements of the project are the two roofs that connect the volumes at a height of 30 meters, maximum allowed for the neighborhood. Technically speaking in both roofs the structure is composed by two longitudinal steel beams with 0,95m section -- and which cover varying spans of up to 30m.
The insertion of an equipment which intends itself to be a transformer of urbanity is certainly a bet, specially as it still is a construction disconnected from a wider urban plan for the region. We believe, nevertheless, that the city constitutes itself through its significant facts -- and here we include the architecture.
Architecture: Spadoni AA – Francisco Spadoni and Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (authors); Jaime Vega, Natália Turri Lorenzo, Sabrina Chibani and Paulo Catto Gomes (team)
Construction: Lampur Photos: Tiago de Oliveira Andrade
Location: São Paulo, SP Project Year: 2012 Construction Year: 2013 Site area: 3.086 m2 Built area: 3.982 m2
From the architect: Airport Pavilion is part of a series of 12 urban pavilions we designed for Hyundai, comprising a showroom and an exhibition area. Three themes guided the process: for the city, the building as an installation; for the architecture, the program flexibility; and for the construction, a reproducible pattern of technology. This pattern is, indeed, the series’ unifying element, transforming a technical problem into a language element. More specifically, a transparent volume assembled from the junction of steel profiles and frameless glass. A reduction, so to speak, where a large volume consists of few materials. For the Airport Pavilion, we worked with two overlapping boxes: one in glass, which contained the exhibition area, and the other as a kind of second skin which acts as a brise-soleil at the same time, thereby enabling the required transparency for the functioning of the showroom. This skin is defined by a system of elevated walkways which, at the same time, define the facade’s dynamic lines, as well as set a promenade from which the interior can be contemplated. The building is located on a major expressway access to Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, and the possibility that it would only be seen at speed led us into thinking of creating it as a linear floating on the landscape. An installation, so to say, which, seen from the public space, forces the architecture to go beyond its function and presents itself to the city as a unique building. The internal area is composed by a main empty space and a secondary one connected by an entrance hall. Involving them a walkway - facade elevated at variable heights from the ground holds a system of vertical metal sheets distributed along with variable spacing betwen them, based on a mathematical model, on its surface. These sheets act as a brise-soleil, as well as protecting the walkway from the road’s space. The project consists of a linear body 72.00m long, 22.30m wide, and 10m high. It is supported by 350mm x 350mm square tubular section steel columns, spaced along the axes varying between 4.80m and 9.60m, recessed 3.70m in relation to the front facade and 1.50m in relation to the rear facade. W530 x 85 laminated steel beams surmount both openings, creating the required support for the light metallic sandwich panel roof by keeping it suspended, as well as and the support for the second skin defined by the front walkway and the rear facade. The front walkway is anchored to the roof structure by 100mm x 200mm square tubular steel profiles with 4.80m spacing between the axes. A 300 x 200mm rectangular tubular beam creates the support for the walkaway`s floor which is made from a perforated steel sheet. Pavilions are part of an architectural culture of works that are distinguished by the space volume they hold and not necessarily by the program they harbour. They are works made for no one as they are intended to withstand their use and change with time. This flexibility bestows upon architecture the responsibility to survive by other means if it makes sense, but their part in history cannot be determined.
Architecture: Spadoni AA – Francisco Spadoni e Lauresto Couto Esher (authors); Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (coordinator); Carolina Mina Fukumoto, Fabiana Benine, Nerino Caldo Júnior, Regina Maria Valleta, Ricardo Canton e Sabrina Chibani (team)
Construction: Informov Photos: Tiago de Oliveira Andrade
Location: São Paulo, SP Project Year: 2007 Construction Year: 2009 Sitearea: 1.010 m2 Builtarea: 3.270 m2
The headquarters of the Data Processing and Information Technology Workers's Union (SINDPD) occupies a building with three floors plus a basement and a penthouse, in the Barra Funda neighborhood of downtown São Paulo. The design entailed a complete transformation of the external features and internal organization of a building that occupies the entirety of its trapezoidal lot that defines two street corners. In the proposal, the 1950's era rounded edges of the building's street corners gave way to sharp angles delimited by the contour of the aluminium louvers. The modulation of the second skin goes with the concrete structural mesh of the existing building, whose pillars were reinforced. In addition to benefiting the newfound use of the building, the strengthening procedure also allowed for the construction of a metal structure penthouse pavilion for events. In addition to the louvers on the façade, the external face is marked by a concrete base, highlighted by the name of the union written in low relief. The main entrance opens up on Angelica Avenue (of the corner of Barra Funda Street), while a secondary entrance faces the small and green Olavo Bilac Square. The ground floor houses the public use functions of the union: member help desk, social services and receptions. The main auditorium, which can be accessed via the secondary entrance while the union building is closed, in on the ground floor, as is the exhibition hall, illuminated via a skylight in the lobby with a staircase. Said lobby is the feature that most changed the interanal space of the volume, while the aluminium louvers are the most striking element of the renovation on the external face. In addition to organizing the circulation, the cable - stayed metal staircase catches the eye in the lobby. Another highlight in this environment is a panel by Pablo Picasso, created using a mosaic of stones, its theme is the history of the union struggle. On the first floor are the offices of the union. There, the most interesting element is a small auditorium with na oval floor plan, which dialogues with the trapezoidal volume, creating a continuous circulation around it. The second floor holds the rooms of the board and presidente of institution. Text by Fernando Serapião
WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2010 FINALIST
Architecture: Francisco Spadoni and Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (authors); Carolina Mina Fukumoto, Fabiana Benine, Ricardo Canton, Sabrina Chibani and Jaime Vega (team)
Construction: Lampur Photos: Leonardo Finotti e Tiago de Oliveira Andrade
Location:São Paulo, SP, Brasil ProjectYear: 2009 ConstructionYear: 2009 Sitearea:3.141,00 m² Builtarea:1.170,00 m²
Architecture: Spadoni AA - Francisco Spadoni (author); Tiago de Oliveira Andrade, Carolina Mina Fukumoto, Fabiana Benine, Sabrina Chibani, Samir Gouveia (team)
Location: São Paulo, SP Project Year: 2010 Construction Year: 2010 Site area: 110 m² Built area: 175 m²
Built in the 1970s, this residence is located in São Paulo in a typical dead - end - street, with semi - detached houses that occupy the interior of a block and are accessed via an alley that opens into a public courtyard. Keeping the façade almost untouched, the renovation radically altered the interior, thanks to the structural reinforcement provide by metal beams. The main characteristic of the renovation is the transformation of the ground floor: the environments that make up the main house and the guest house open up onto a patio, creating a continuous space. Text by Fernando Serapião
Architecture: Spadoni AA – Francisco Spadoni and Paulo Catto Gomes (authors); Jaime Vega and Marcos da Costa Sartori (team)
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ Project Year: 2012 Built area: 1.234 m2
Project GENTE – Ginásio Experimental de Novas Tecnologias, Prefeitura Municipal do Rio de janeiro
The design of this prototype - school was conceived to accommodate a new mode of education, without classrooms and boasting an unusual student - teacher relationship. The method utilizes new technologies and individualized care; the students sit in circles and are divided into groups of six that are accompanied exclusively by a dedicated teacher. This experimental didactic concept, called Experimental Gymnasium of New Technologies (GENTE, which is Portuguese for people) has been adopted since 2011 by the Municipal Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro (SME) in some schools of the city, attended by the full time (8 am to 4 pm) students in the 7th to 9th year of elementary school. After experiencing the method in adapted schools, the secretary came up with the idea of designing a space to accommodate the innovative proposal. The site chosen for the construction of the first pavilion was an area on the lot of the Orsina da Fonseca Municipal School, which functions in a building with modern features in the Tijuca's neighborhood, in the West zone of the city. There, they found a 20 x 20 meter patio avaliable. The architecture team created a prototype that could adapt not only the specific patio, but also to other restricted spaces od diverse topographies. Generally speaking, the pavilion is defined as two volumes laid out at half - level in relation to each other. The academic block can be found on one side, with its flexible teaching spaces, including its pilotis area and rooftop. On the opposite side is the support block with its water closets, administration area and other auxiliary environments. As an extension of the initial proposal, the architects developed a hypothesis for the Rocinha community, with a variation of the prototype on a larger scale. Text by Fernando Serapião
Architecture: Spadoni AA - Francisco Spadoni and Lauresto Couto Esher (authors); Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (coordinator); Selma Bosquê, Jaime Vega, Alexandre Nalin, Jair Cândido, Paula Pardo, Priscila Gusukuma, Sandra Hipólito, Lia Maturin, Marina Vizini and Daniel Maeda (team)
Photos: Nelson Kon
Location: São Paulo, SP Project Year: 2002 Construction Year: 2006 Site area: 60.000 m2 Built area: 13.073 m2
This building was the first volume constructed after the Mackenzie Institute's HQ campus master plan. It was named the Modesto Carvalhosa Building (originally called the T Building). Placed in the only avaliable spot at the heart of campus, the building was accommodated between the gymnasium (listed as a heritage site) and a set of trees. This set up defined two squares on opposong sides, bestowing access to the building at different levels. The structure in question possesses nine floors, with the entrance hall situated on the third, which has been dubbed piano nobile by the authors and organizes the functions: below it, the base, partially liv via a light well, houses a library and gym, and above, there are fix floors for classrooms. In general, the building is characterized by the use of architectural concrete, precast or cast - in - situ. Accoding to the authors, "said material marks a breakthrough in the construction history of the institution, strongly identified by the use of exposed brick in its historic buildings, then popularized with more recent constructions". The brise - soleil that protect the southeast façade are also made of concrete and contrast wih the galvanized steel elements that shade the east and west façades. Text by Fernando Serapião
Architecture: Spadoni AA – Francisco Spadoni and Tiago de Oliveira Andrade (authors); Heleni Gáudio de Oliveira, Jaime Vega, Julián Muñoz Courtier, Marcos da Costa Sartori, Natália Turri Lorenzo, Sabrina Chibani and Paulo Catto Gomes (team)
Construction: Lampur Photos: Tiago de Oliveira Andrade
Location: São Paulo, SP Project Year: 2012 Construction Year: 2013 Site area: 3.347 m2 Built area: 4.315 m2
National Competition | Meritorious Honour Award
Architetcture: Francisco Spadoni (author); Selma Bosquê, Jaime Vega and Alexandre Nalin(team)
Consultants: Carlos Eduardo Packer (structure) Alexandre Spadoni (forestry project)
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil Project Year: 2000 Built area: - 360m2
Competing with 92 other teams, this design received na honorable mention in the National Public Competition of Designs for the Monument in Tribute to Immigrants and Migrants of the State of São Paulo. Promoted by the state government through an associations that took care of the commemorations for the fifth centenary of Brazil's Discovery, the competition was organized by the IAB/SP. The jury included Affonso Risi Jr., Arnaldo Martino, Miguel Pereira and Regina Meyer, in addition to cultural producer Antônio Maschio, at the time, the diretor of cultural activities of the Latin American Memorial. The lot selected is situated between the 20 and 30-kilometer markers of Immigrants Highway, in São Paulo, on the banks of Billings Dam.
Reflecting the nature of a program for a memorial, the design by Spadoni's team has great symbolic significance, standing as a mark in the landscape. To its authors, "a monument to immigration must reflect the achievements of conquest. The long journey aboard a ship with an unknown destination; the revelation of a new era; the marks of domination; the prints set on the territory".
The design features a large panel that, according to the author, marks the struggle of man with the environment. Said structure, situated 20 meters from the highway, possesses an approximately 110-meter long steel truss. Partially supported on a slope, it gives the impression that it will take flight, as its rises from 8 to 10 meters off the ground, climbing as it moves away from its anchor. The structural grid would only be visible on the side facing the dam, since the main face of the panel, looking out to the highway, would be a high strength weathering steel mural, the same material used for the structure.
The mural-panel, would artistically address the theme of migration patterns, creating a free interpretation of the immigrants' journey, via old maps, stamped on the panel in high and low relief. Along the truss, a lookout / walkway was planned. Set up discreetly in the back portion of the monument, a small pavilion with an area of 360 square meters would house a gallery , a café, and water closets, among others environments. Text by Fernando Serapião