AA São Paulo Visiting School

2010 – 2014

2015 AA SÃO PAULO SKYLINE

SKYSCRAPER SÃO PAULO with UNStudio
AA VISITING SCHOOL SÃO PAULO – JULY 15th-24th, 2015
TOWER FORMATION – SÃO PAULO ‘SUPER LIVING’

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The city of São Paulo is characterized by an endless horizon of monolithic and non-descript towers. A newly instated City Master Plan promotes further vertical development by allowing for higher skyline and construction areas along public transportation corridors. Up until now, neighborhoods once characterized by two-story houses, gardens and ground- floor open shopfront programs, have been completely transformed by the introduction of fortressed monolithic residential and office towers, which lack any sort of urban street life.
The new master-plan, however, now requires buildings to have an open street façade to accommodate multiple programs.  Led by tutors from UNStudio (www.unstudio.com), the AA Visiting School São Paulo will address the changes being prescribed by the new masterplan through the redefinition of the tower typology in the extending of the ground of street culture, green landscapes and ecological mediation along the vertical axis of these buildings. For this, the workshop will teach advanced digital design, including Rhino and Grasshopper, and fabrication techniques, using the laser cutter and 3d printer,  to explore a series of novel differentiating structural and environmental organizations in the redefinition of the São Paulo skyscraper.
For any queries, please email:  brazilvisitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk
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SÃO PAULO SKYLINE – 15 a 25 de Julho de 2015

A cidade de São Paulo é caracterizada por um horizonte infinito de torres genéricas e não articuladas. Até então, bairros que eram caracterizados por casas de dois pavimentos, jardins e lojas com vitrines para as ruas eram transformados pela construção de fortalezas monolíticas com torres de apartamentos e escritórios, sem nenhuma possibilidade de vida urbana. O novo Plano Diretor, porém, promove mais verticalização junto a corredores de circulação e requer que estas edificações possuam fachadas e testadas que abriguem diversos programas. Liderado por arquitetos do UNStudio (www.unstudio.com), o AA Visiting School São Paulo explorará as possibilidades do novo plano para redefinir a tipologia das torres, extendendo a vida urbana da rua, seus jardins e elementos urbanos ao eixo vertical dos novos edifícios. Para tal, o workshop introduzirá técnicas avançadas de modelagem paramétrica e fabricação digital para explorar novas mediações entre estrutura e ambiente para redefinir o skyline de São Paulo.

para mais informações:  brazilvisitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk