Carlos Bratke's bold design for CEPEMA
The CEPEMA – Environment Education and Research Center, built and supported by Petrobrás (Brazilian oil), for a five-year management course provided by University of São Paulo, acts in the research-promoting field and in the conception of innovative solutions used mainly by industries on the whole and by Petrobrás in particular. It is a relationship center between companies and the University, searching for modern and efficient solutions to environmental issues.
Situated in a 20,000 square meter-area donated to the University by Petrobrás, the center will rely on two large laboratories –chemistry and biochemistry-, six classrooms, an auditorium, a documentation center, storeroom and support area. The facility also includes accommodation for researchers, an administrative sector, a nursery and wild fauna classification and rehabilitation services.