Centro de Referência Ecológica e da Cultura – Varandão do Parque
Everything is better with terrace:
A house, a school, a day care center…
Then came the idea of doing a building-terrace for our city.
Indeed, a 2000 m2 terrace in the heart of the Park; free, inviting, and cozy.
In the new building, we reconnect the parts through transparency, the perpetual, and framing of the views and pathways articulated with the Park’s system of paths.
To create a place to be, suitable for culture and festivities. in this area, everything is playful, inviting to the eye. The ramp offers a dynamic stroll: seeing everything from above, close to the leaves and the birds.
Educating with joy, bringing people of all ages together, encouraging conviviality.
Only two opaque elements give the building its structure: the stage box and the administrative and auditorium space. The rest is all air, wich integrates naturally with the park without any- thing blocking the way.
The terrace as a historically democratic space means, here, interior and exterior integration and the exercise of citizenship.
Project Name: Centro De Referência Ecológica e da Cultura – O Varandão do Parque
Architecture: Gustavo Penna, Norberto Bambozzi, Letícia Carneiro, Ana Rita Massahud, Laura Caram, Laura Penna, Patrícia Gonçalves, Priscila Dias de Araujo
Landscape: Marieta Cardoso Maciel
Location: Belo Horizonte – MG – Brazil
Year designed: 2006 P
Projected area: 6.000m2