16 Aug '11, 5pm

Vehicle Maintenance Workshop Recycled Into Stunning Cultural Center In Brazil

Vehicle Maintenance Workshop Recycled Into Stunning Cultural Center In Brazil

An old shed that used to serve as a vehicle maintenance workshop and a warehouse for the Federal University of Goias in the city of Goiania, Brazil, was recycled into a stunning cultural center for the institution. Following the rule that the greenest building is the one already standing , architect Fernando Simon adapted the construction to enable the installation of spaces to host art exhibits, dance and music performances and workshops. Something interesting about the project is the minimal amount of intervention on the actual structure, keeping it simple but functional and attractive. From ArchDaily : The formal composition of the building comes down to two cubes inserted diagonally into two sides of a rectangular prism flat on the ground. These architectural features emphasize the symbolic character of the building, suggesting the idea of being a container, holding wi...

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