PUC Minas


New building at PUC Minas’ university campus in Poços de Caldas.

Destined to accommodate mainly classrooms, the project required low cost construction with easily-maintainable solutions, in a building which flows and circulations are legible and visually permeable. A large “L-shaped” volume with four levels presents a front façade that clearly delimits the exterior space and embraces the internal space to create a garden and a living area. It is important to emphasize that, in order to meet the needs of the university, the project allowed the possibility of constructing in phases: at the end of the construction of the first level, the building can already fully operate, and the other levels can be built according the university’s budget schedule.

Client: Sociedade Mineira de Cultura/Pontifícia Universidade Católica
Location: Poços de Caldas/MG, Brazil.
Project year: 2009
Construction year: in progress
Area: 14.100m²
Images: Nando Peres

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