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Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
April 14th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
The architectural firm Fernandes is developing, in consortium with engineering firm EBEI, the Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park, set belonging to the Railroad Campos do Jordão (EFCJ).
Currently, EFCJ operates a system of activities turned to tourism, consisting of various services operating in the 47km rail extension linked between two tourist parks: one in Piracuama, in the municipality of Pindamonhangaba, and the other in Capivari’s (Campos do Jordão), which is also the cabel car service.
From the transfer of management of the Railway Campos do Jordão for the Metropolitan Transport Secretary (STM), has crafted a Modernisation Programme which seeks the redevelopment of stations, providing them with universal accessibility, improving the conditions of loading and unloading users of these services as well as the cable car, workshops capacity, in addition providing the urban re-qualification of Águas Claras and Capivari’s Park.
The main purpose is to empower its facilities for modernization and expansion of the operation of rail services, and the development of recreation activities and contemplation, giving opportunity also to commercial activities that increase non-operating revenues of the railroad. Thus, the new Capivari’s Railroad Park will set an emblematic space of the railroad urbanism integrated with the main commercial center of Campos do Jordão, which is being implemented as a way to mark the first centenary of EFCJ operation.
And then, you can enhance the recovery of investments in railway, making it even more attractive to the public and private investment, consequently promoting an appreciation of urban, environmental and physical conditions of its surroundings, the which increases the potential of implementation for the ventures associated tourism to the park, and it stands up as a tourist destination of quality and excellence in São Paulo state.
About Fernandes Arquitetos Associados – Since 1998 Fernandes Arquitetos Associados has conquered the recognition of large national and international architectural market. Founded by the architect Daniel Hopf Fernandes, the architecture office established in São Paulo has consolidated as major reference in the industry by its operation in different segments such as infrastructure and transport, health, industrial, commercial and mixed use buildings, institutional, sports and urbanistic projects, and feasibility studies for large undertakings, as well as consulting for sports complex and entertainment.
It has over 160 structure projects, advanced technological resources and a team of professionals compromised with innovation and quality. Fernandes Arquitetos was the only office responsible for two arenas for the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Arena Pernambuco and Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho – the Maracanã. Also, it recently concluded its first international project: Nacala Airport, in Mozambique.
Fernandes Arquitetos Associados is member of three international organizations: Green Building Council Brazil, IAKS, and ESSMA. GBC Brazil, is USGBC’s representative (United States Green Building Council) in Brazil and is a NGO that aims at fomenting the sustainable construction industry in the country. IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities), headquartered in Germany, is specialized in planning, projects and sports constructions and leisure centers. Fernandes is also part of ESSMA (European Stadium and Safety Management Association), which is formed by leagues, sporting organizations, business partner arenas, corporate members and sports business media. ESSMA is a professional organization which purpose is to build a leading platform of knowledge aimed at experiences in high quality arenas and an industry of sustainable stadiums and arenas.
Awards conquered by Fernandes Arquitetos:
The architect Daniel Fernandes ranked 2nd in the “2006 Prisma Award” – “Buildings” category, by the André Fernandes uni-familiar residence project, in Barueri. The awarding ceremony to winners aims at releasing works designed and built with precast concrete products.
The office received important international awards in the sports segment. The Arena Pernambuco received the “International Property Awards 2012”, in three categories: “Best Public Service Architecture”; “Best Public Service Architecture Central & South America” and “Best Public Service Architecture Brazil” – awarding associated to the “Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Yamaha”. Fernandes Arquitetos was also awarded with the “Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2013” – Retrofit category, by the authorship of the modernization project of “Jornalista Mário Filho” Stadium – the Maracanã.
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