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PROJECT SUMMARY

Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub

This project for a multifunctional public building, Grotão – Fábrica de Música (music factory), is located in Grotão in the heart of the Paraisópolis favela of São Paolo. With more than 100,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest informal communities worldwide.

Like many favelas, and despite its unusually central location, the area is effectively separated from the formal city and its social and cultural infrastructure.

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Generating support for urban remediation
 
Holcim Awards winner builds interest at X Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo
 
“A very strong and important intervention” – Global Holcim Awards Jury
 
Civic infrastructure hub applauded for ecological, social, and economic sustainability
 
“Opportunities for the community” – Silver for a multifunctional community center in Brazil
 
Project Entry for Global Holcim Awards 2012
 
Holcim Awards Gold to a civic infrastructure hub in Brazil
 
“Potential to contribute to an enrichment of social awareness and cohesion in the area” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2011 for Region Latin America
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Project Details
Location
São Paulo, Brazil
Prizes
Awards
Silver 2012
Global
Awards
Gold 2011
Latin America
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Global Holcim Awards winner on sustainable construction in Latin America
Global Holcim Awards winner on sustainable construction in Latin America
Architect Hubert Klumpner of Urban-Think Tank talks about the Global Holcim Awards Silver 2012 winning project in São Paulo. He …
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