Prize: Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Company: FGMF Architects
Lead Architect: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo M Ferraz
Design Team Coordinators: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marilia Caetano, Renata Davi, Sonia Gouveia /Contributors: Gabriel Mota, Juliana
Nohara / Interns: Bruno Milan, Felipe Bueno, Gabriel Ribeiro, Marina Almeida, Rodrigo de Moura
Corujas building, located in Vila Madalena, is a building of offices of several sizes and shapes. The proposal for this structure is creating a more humanized space for work, going in the opposite direction to the traditional mirrored glass cubes located in São Paulo. The height limit of buildings in the location, of only nine meters, led us to a horizontal solution. The starting point of the project came up with the desire of creating an architecture which would enable the offices to have, besides their closed areas, generous porched spaces for outdoor meetings, and their own private gardens.