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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They succeed largely in not making what people don’t want. The architectural language of the new buildings reinforced the manufacturing and industrial heritage of the complex. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Paris had just seen the inauguration of the Pompidou Centre, an extravagant architectural model that caused a stir among students and young architects, and which would soon become a point of reference. An old disused factory, no longer serving the purpose for which it was designed, is reborn with striking touches. The mosaics of the bathrooms refer to buildings and folk arts, a mirror of water with pebbles permeates the floor of the shed factory.

We were at the end of a year military dictatorship, which contributed to an architectural mediocrity mirrored in works that lay outside our own culture and reality.

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. It is immortalised in Ayn Rand ‘s book The Fountainhead and the subsequent Gary Cooper moviein which the preposterous architect hero blows up a social housing project built to a compromised version of his designs, rather than let this aesthetic affront stand.

The functions of the old structure would be redesigned and manufacturing technology project become a modern project focused on popular applications like swimming pools, cafeteria, library, exhibition halls, sports facilities, etc. The original structure was made of reinforced concrete and masonry trusses. One of her most beautiful creations is a wooden stair using techniques adapted from the making of ox carts. The projects are an appropriation, digestion and proposal of a new modern local movement, Brazilian, from the incorporation of the people.

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The extension of the functional program sezc requires vertical integration and distance for two buildable spaces, suggesting no less effective simple solution, but the occupation of the airspace and robust gateways. It houses football, swimming, theatre, dance and art. This is, moreover, a common practice; it was also the case with the SESC centres at Belenzinho, Pinheiros and Paulista, where they began using seac space in an improvised way, even before the renovation or construction work.

An architectural complex in some ways shocking, combining a red-brick building that had housed a drum factory since the s — well proportioned, in the style of British factories — with three huge and unconventional concrete towers connected by aerial walkways. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

Bk Bardi, who died inwas strong-willed and passionate, as the unforgettable concrete castle shows.

Lina Bo Bardi – SESC Pompéia

On the other hand, attempts to build “what people want” have a way of ending up being bland and uninspiring. 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 pompeai two fronts.

After all, architecture is an effective and necessary means of communication. In a way, given the extent of its activities, it has functioned in Brazil as a supplementary culture and sports ministry. Show 25 25 50 All.

In the shuttering of the water tower casting burrs, also in mortar lining the interior walls is controlled.

That is a role of architecture — indeed, one of its most noble. Brutal, but also delicate? Bwrdi new Centre was intended to foster conviviality as an infallible formula for cultural production without needing to use the term.

It was certainly something that seemed beyond the possible universe, unattainable by the hands of contemporary architects. She has also inspired an exhibition opening in London tomorrow, hosted by the British Council and sponsored by the furniture company Arper.


For her, it was not enough to design the physical object of pompia building, or to act as a solitary artist. 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. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working pompeix replace these with high quality human translations.

The SESC is a non-governmental organisation linked to a national business federation, created in the s to provide employees with health services and with sporting and cultural activities. Contact Widget This is sample pompia. It was a bomb, a shock. Or you can simply sit and watch the passing scene, as you might in a park.

The Making of SESC Pompéia by Marcelo Ferraz

The blindingly obvious truth is surely that both have value, the skill and imagination of architects and the experiences and wishes of the public. The draft proposes SESC Pompeia maintain clearance of the sheds, but suggests catalyze activities and revitalize the place.

On the walls of the towers were left in sight marks the horizontal and vertical tables and their primitive drilling.

Sixty years later, this statement still makes a good manifesto. This is a late work of the architect, a return to architecture, as their creative abilities bard him to explore other fields collaborations in film, stage opera and theater, writing and journalism, painting, cultural activism, design furniture, bardo and jewelry.

In this project Lina Bo Bardi decided to keep most of the complex as it was to preserve the characteristics of the place. This, she said, is “unwavering, and shaped by a love of humanity”.