Fresh breeze for two centuries of lived architecture
Old and new in perfect symbiosis. The Praça das Artes project in São Paulo launched in 2009 was intended to be a delicate yet bold action. Restored old buildings were linked architecturally to new construction to create a new cultural center and promote public interaction in the neighbourhood while at the same time revitalizing downtown São Paulo. A three-module cultural complex was merged into a single architectural unit covering a total area of 28,500 m². An accent in a grey cityscape. Because the building is exposed to relatively large amounts of pollution due to its urban environment, the architects made a conscious decision for concrete integrally coloured with Bayferrox® pigments.