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Densification and upgrade of university buildings

The disorder within the university campus of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) in Rio de Janeiro and the lack of space initiated the Binding infrastructure: expanding the university’s capacity project. The relocation of a parking area that today disturbs the entrances to the campus to an unused roof slab of a tunnel is the first component of the project. The second and major intervention is a new structure, connecting and thus upgrading two existing buildings.

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Vision for university campus development wins “Next Generation” prize
“Responding successfully with a strong architectural language” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Latin America
Project Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gabriel Kozlowski Maia
Main Author
Gabriel Kozlowski Maia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil
Pedro Salgado Dieguez
Further Author
Pedro Salgado Dieguez
Pontifícia Universidade Católica , Brazil
"Next Generation" 3rd prize 2011
Latin America
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