Decio Tozzi designs a new civic hub set into the rocks of a former quarry
The original rocky mountain was the object, in the
beginning of the last century, of commercial mineral
This predatory activity carved the hillside of the
mountain, shattering, in an utilitarian way, the big rock
and generating an impressive sinuous space of
monumental character and scale.
The project that the architects developed for the Chapadão Quarry
complies with a cultural program which was proposed
for this singular area of the city of Campinas.
The smaller excavated area, with three stone walls,
configured a new concert hall for the city through the
simple intervention resulting from the construction of a
transparent steel roof and concrete balconies and
The bigger excavated area will give form to a multiple use
space an open area for the development of cultural,
recreational and sports activities.