Children Village

Residential, Social / 1st Quarter 2019

Children Village

April 22, 2019

This student housing complex is for 540 children of settlers, caboclos and indigenous people coming from remote areas of the country, some travelling many hours by boat, to study at Canuanã School—the nation’s largest boarding school—on the edge of the rainforest in central Brazil. The project aims to answer the question of whether it is possible to have a genuinely rural model of development that is just as innovative and sustainable yet distinct from the urban model. It does not require the abandonment of tradition in favour of modernity, but acts as a bridge between the two, embracing the history and indigenous cultures of Brazil, while combining the wisdom of local resources and techniques with contemporary aesthetics.


Project Name Children Village
Location Fazenda Canuanã, Formoso do
Araguaia, Tocantins, Brazil
Completion Date January 2017
Site Area 23,344.17 square metres
Building Height 9.5 metres
Client/Owner Bradesco Foundation; Canuanã School
Architecture Firms Rosenbaum; Aleph Zero
Principal Architects BMarcelo Rosenbaum; Adriana Benguela;
Gustavo Utrabo; Pedro Duschenes
Main Contractor Inova TS
Civil & Structural Engineer Helio Olga
Images/Photos Cristobal Palma; Rosenbaum;
Aleph Zero; Leonardo Finotti

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