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Chapadão Quarry, São Paulo, Brazil

Thursday 08 Jul 2010

Carving a niche...

Decio Tozzi 
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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 extraction. 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 ramps.

The bigger excavated area will give form to a multiple use space an open area for the development of cultural, recreational and sports activities.

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Status Concept design
Value 0(m€)
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Decio Tozzi Arquitectura e Urbanismo Ltd.

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