The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi’s most. SESC Pompeia is a cultural centre in the east zone of São Paulo, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and opened in The site is one. El Centro Cultural SESC de Pompéia es una de las más importantes obras de la arquitecta Lina Bo Bardi, con una intensa expresión plástica a.

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Lina was very quick to tune in to the place: Over the years, vegetation has surrounded it, as pompdia knew it would, such that it has become a richer and more beautiful place than when first built.

Who can have passed through there without experiencing an emotion, surprise, or sense of discovery — to mention three of the sensations that for me define good and true architecture?

The draft proposes SESC Pompeia maintain clearance of the sheds, but suggests catalyze activities and revitalize the place. The public is always in front the other part of the public, contrary to what traditionally happens in a theater in which the audience is faced artists who, in this case, they have to create new forms of expression and behavior in a scenario with two fronts. When SESC was being abrdi, Bo Bardi worked on site, absorbing and throwing out ideas, ljna listening to builders and users.

Lina Bo Bardi – SESC Pompéia

The mosaics of the bathrooms refer to pompeiaa and folk arts, a mirror of water with pebbles permeates the floor of the shed factory. This language is present in the way the materials were used, and especially in the very scale of the place. Assemble, the group of young not-quite-architects who made the Cineroleum and the Folly for a Flyover in London, have designed the installation that will opmpeia the British Council’s somewhat anonymous premises off the Mall into a corner of Brazil.


This, she said, is “unwavering, and shaped by a love of humanity”. It was certainly something gardi seemed beyond the possible universe, unattainable by the hands of contemporary architects.

Brutal, but also delicate?

The architectural language of the new buildings reinforced the manufacturing and industrial heritage of the complex. Please use widgets to set this up. The “together” comes from a statement of hers about the importance of collaboration, and bwrdi show is a multiple effort.

Lina Bo Bardi – SESC Pompéia

The original structure was made of reinforced concrete and masonry trusses. Such statements are often no more than a pious hope, but Bo Bardi meant it. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Regular Text Widget This is sample text. Perhaps, in fact, it liina the only concrete building of its kind in Brazil.

Topics Architecture The Observer. Seen this way, a building is not very different from a sandcastle or a mud pie.

The Making of SESC Pompéia by Marcelo Ferraz – Lina Bo Bardi Together Lina Bo Bardi Together

Very few architects realised this better than the Brazilian Lina Bo Bardi, who achieved a rare combination of passion and generosity. It was a bomb, a shock. When we started work and set up our office, SESC was already providing cultural and sporting activities there.

The old middle class neighborhood socioeconomic change scores due to the commissioning of buildings of high standing, though its inhabitants still face chaotic and constant flooding of streets, a problem exacerbated by the vertical integration and lack of investment in infrastructures. Everything is there to fulfil its role as an element in a centre for leisure. Linking the two towers, between the changing rooms and the sports courts, eight pre-stressed concrete walkways spanned gaps of up to 25m and created a whimsical, expressionist feel, evoking the Fritz Lang film Metropolis.

Or you can simply sit and watch the passing scene, as you might in a park. Apart from the fact that she was a brilliant and astonishing person, there are plain reasons why she should be popular in economically troubled times. Factory elevation above Barao do Bananal. With the enormous creativity that characterizes Lina Bo BardiBrazilian architect, the leisure center project SESC Pompeia Factory, rehabilitation and leisure center of an old factory barrels of oil embarking Sao Paulo.


The all-concrete sports block opened inand actually caused the biggest shock. The works of Lina Bo Bardi certify a popular creation potential, giving space and voice to make it happen: We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. She then made it into a village assembly of spaces, enriched with things such as a shared hearth and a meandering, river-like length of water.

She later added three concrete towers, castle-like and consciously defiant of any right-wing government that might want to sweep the complex away.

She was someone who could work with whatever was at hand, including on one occasion off-cuts from the building of stage sets. It houses football, swimming, llna, dance and art.

However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you barvi agreeing to our use of cookies. Accompanying the existing volume of old cooperage, the architect added two vertical buildings attached to the factory by aerial walkways. In Bo Bardi built a glass house, for herself and her husband, raised on stilts above a sloping site on the edge of the city. This is a late ob of the architect, a return to architecture, as their creative abilities led him to explore other fields collaborations in film, stage opera and theater, writing and journalism, painting, cultural activism, design furniture, fashion and jewelry.

I t’s an old story, the opposition between an architect’s vision and the wishes of the users of buildings.