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Music and Drama Conservatory

Marcos Cartum | Brasil Arquitetura

Most cities have segments that have been designed to fill an original open space. The result is an articulated complex of built volumes, visible from afar, their perspectives from all angles a carefully chosen planning decision. Other quarters get built by addition. They have to mould and bend to accommodate site and restrictions that are not only physical, but also social and economic. Constraints and limitations are at the heart of all such development programmes, the frame within which choices must be made, the very essence of what makes their architecture unique.
 The extension and renovation of Praça das Artes, São Paulo’s Music and Drama Conservatory, belongs to the second type of building project. It has had to carve itself out a place among the crowded jumble of downtown São Paulo and broker a compromise between its brief and the physical...

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