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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