research center | 2005


3rd place

Vitória, ES
area 32 600,00 m²
program institucional | nacional competition
phase design development

Sustainability was the main focus of the project. The site was a 40 meters tall rocky mountain adorned with abundant vegetation in the central area of Vitória. The project was approached with an urban vision in mind while trying to diminish the inevitable impact on the land as much as possible, conforming to certain ecological guidelines established by Petrobrás. The solution was to have an internal street 40 meters above grade with an atrium which would distribute the main functions and a parking building along the main street, preserving the integrity of the mountain.