Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas | Biselli + Katchborian architects

• December 21, 2010

Brazil-based architectural studio Biselli + Katchborian architects completed the Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas in São Paulo, Brazil.

CEU Pimentas Croquis Mario Biselli plusMOOD 595x94 Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas | Biselli + Katchborian architects

Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas - SKETCH, drawing courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects

+ Architect’s statement by Biselli + Katchborian architects

The Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas is located in Guarulhos, in Pimentas neighborhood, a place with few community equipment directed to education, leisure and sports.

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Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas, image courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects | Photo by Nelson Kon

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Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas, image courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects | Photo by Nelson Kon

The project is configured in a line, materialized in a large metallic roof that houses in its longitudinal borders different uses, articulated by a void which culminates in a central area dedicated to the use of sports. The aquatic complex is located outside this axis, in the external area. The plain topography and the linear configuration site were determinant for the architectural parti.

CEU Pimentas Ground Floor Underground Plans plusMOOD 595x420 Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas | Biselli + Katchborian architects

Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas - GROUND FLOOR PLAN, drawing courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects

CEU Pimentas First Floor Plan plusMOOD 595x420 Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas | Biselli + Katchborian architects

Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas - FIRST FLOOR PLAN, drawing courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects

The various uses are distributed in blocks, in cast-in-place concrete and pre-cast concrete. Library, classrooms and cafeteria are located in the west side of the axis. On the opposite side, are located the volumes of classrooms, artistic gymnastics, dance and auditoriums.

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Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas, image courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects | Photo by Nelson Kon

The central void is a square. Without a program previously defined, it articulates the programs around it, through suggested pathways and bridges on the first floor, and allows various uses along its seats and free spaces. The colors chosen for the inner facades (which variate from yellow to green) contribute to the diversity and ludic atmosphere of this inner square.

CEU Pimentas Cross Sections plusMOOD 595x882 Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas | Biselli + Katchborian architects

Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas - CROSS SECTIONS, drawing courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects

+ Project credits / data

Project: Center of Arts and Education of Pimentas
Year: 2008
Construction: 2008/2010
Location: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Designed floor surface area: 16.000m²
Site area: 30.780m²
Photographer: Nelson Kon

Architect: Biselli + Katchborian architects | http://www.bkweb.com.br

Designers:
Mario Biselli
Artur Katchborian

Project team:
Paulo Roberto Barbosa
Luiz Marino Kuller
Cassia Moral
Cassio Oba Osanai
Camila Bevilacqua de Toledo
Gabriel César e Santos
Débora Rodrigues Pinheiro
Ana Carolina Ferreira Mendes
Claudia Zanoio

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+ All images and drawings courtesy Biselli + Katchborian architects | Photo by Nelson Kon

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