Friday, 30 December 2011

Cais das Artes by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Metro Arquitetos Associados


Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has joined forces with São Paulo-based firm Metro Arquitetos Associados to create the 'Cais das Artes' (Quay of Arts) in the city of Vitória, Brazil. The building incorporates a dramatic suspended gateway that includes a theatre, museum, café, and bookstore.


The Style Examiner was seduced by the seemingly Modernist lines and the Brutalist touch of the building’s exposed concrete. The vast expanse of the ‘Cais das Artes’ and its surrounding spaces on the island where it is sited not only evoke the triumphant architecture of Oscar Niemeyer, but also confirm that architecture designs currently coming out of Brazil are some of the most accomplished in the world.







Photographs courtesy of Metro Arquitetos Associados

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