As part of a group of 4, we created a collective vision for the revitalizing of the largely abandoned Gamboa St. (Rua da Gamboa) near the historic yet deteriorating Port District of Rio de Janeiro. This involved a careful consideration of the surrounding context with regards to current and new users. After gaining an intimate understanding of the site, we proposed a complex with activities including arcades, restaurants, parks and a theater centered around a recreational center without harming the original facades of all the buildings.
I was involved from the start of the design process and further developed the designs for the park and theater. Advanced laser cutting technology in our school workshop aided in producing a study model which shows the level of detail-work in some of the original facades.
reinhabit. restore. renew