Galeria Concreta

Galeria Concreta

Architect
GCP Arquitetos
Location
rua dos macunis, 440, são paulo, Brazil | View Map
Project Year
2010
Category
Art Galleries

Galeria Concreta

GCP Arquitetos as Architects

The Galeria Concreta art gallery building is composed of tubular steel columns and beams, forming light porticos, supporting the glazed facades, mezzanine and stairs. A solid front facade wall is built “in situ” reinforced concrete cut by a horizontal opening that works as a “shop window”, where small art and design pieces could be displayed, a brutalism contra point to the withe light steel structure and the transparency of the glass. Next to the heavy concrete wall, a big vertical opening, allows the external observer to have a glance of the gallery interior. The mezzanine, besides the administrative use, could be also used for exhibitions.


Sustainable design aspects are also drivers of the project, such as: All rain water is collected, treated and re-used in the toilets flushes. Natural light through the glazed lateral facade, as well as skylight and controlled natural ventilation guarantee low energy consumption.


GCP Arquitetos Author: Sergio Coelho Co-author: Adriana Oliveira. Sustainability: Alessandra Araujo

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