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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Centro de Acçao Social por Música in São Paulo, Brazil by Urban-Think Tank

May 3rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Urban-Think Tank

Despite its central urban location, the marginalized area of Grotão within Paraisópolis is effectively separated from the formal city. Within this isolated zone, increased erosion and dangerous mudslides have designated the site as one of many high-risk zones in the city – a primarily inaccessible void in the otherwise dense urban fabric.

Night View

  • Architect: Urban-Think Tank
  • Name of Project: Centro de Acçao Social por Música
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil

The Centro de Acçao Social por Música prevents further erosion and dangerous mudslides on the steep slopes and provides social and cultural infrastructure to a community which is effectively separated from the formal city. The project includes a terraced public space featuring areas for urban agriculture, a water management system, a public amphitheater, a music school, a small concert hall, sports facilities, public spaces and transport infrastructure.

Urban-Think Tank was recently awarded the Silver Global Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction (2012), and the Gold Latin America Holcim Award (2011) for the Centro de Acçao Social por Música.

Aerial View


Section Perspective

Landscape View

Landscape Diagram

Building Systems Diagram

Paraisopolis Site Plan

Terrace Plan

Water Diagram

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