LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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Community Capital in Brazil

Neighborhood center in Paraisópolis

Strategic design for a mixed-use civic hub with durable architecture and long-term financing in the neighborhood of Paraisópolis, Sao Paulo.

Coinciding with a long-term investing model – “patient capital” – the durable, low-maintenance architecture foresees the popularity of the civic center for generations to come.

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“Why don’t you just build housing?”
Global finalist project entry 2018 – Community Capital in Brazil
Silver: Neighborhood center in Paraisópolis, São Paulo, Brazil
“Continuously strengthening its role as a center for community empowerment”
Project Entry 2017 for Latin America
Project Details
São Paulo, Brazil
Sol Camacho Davalos
Main Author
Sol Camacho Davalos
Raddar, Brazil
Jonathan Franklin
Main Author
Jonathan Franklin
Exxpon, Brazil
Maria Arquero de Alarcon
Further Author
Maria Arquero de Alarcon
University of Michigan , USA
Silver 2017
Latin America
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Community Capital in Brazil: Silver 2017 Latin America
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