KAAN Architecten completed two buildings for the campuses of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in São José dos Campos and Piracicaba, in the region of São Paulo, Brazil. The new interventions aim to create an architectural identity for the institution.
The buildings are the home of the faculties of medicine and they share the same program as they contain classrooms, laboratories, offices, library, cafeteria and physiotherapy facilities. The pavilion-like structures appear as new landmarks: the São José dos Campos building stands isolated on an elevated plot while the Piracicaba occupies a sloping plot along a secondary urban expansion axis. The slight difference in the features of the volumes are determined by the topography, as the first one results in a more compact building, while the second is horizontally developed. At a first glance, the two buildings seem to be the result of the same constructive choices applied to a regular structural grid. A closer look reveals that while for the elements of the São José dos Campos building were moulded in-situ, the Piracicaba building explores the possibilities of pre-cast concrete structure.
- Buildings of the Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, Campus São José dos Campos and Campus Piracicaba
- education and research
- São Paulo region
- KAAN Architecten
- Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Marco (Peixe) D’Elia, Paolo Faleschini, Ricardo Marmorato, Mariana Mariano, Laís Oliveira Xavier
- 7100 sqm / 9300 sqm
- 2017 / 2018