The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi’s most. SESC Pompeia is a cultural centre in the east zone of São Paulo, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and opened in The site is one. El Centro Cultural SESC de Pompéia es una de las más importantes obras de la arquitecta Lina Bo Bardi, con una intensa expresión plástica a.

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At the invitation of the SESC directors, Lina, already middle-aged, plunged into a journey that swsc prove to be the most fruitful and prolific of her life.

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It was certainly something that seemed beyond the possible universe, unattainable by the hands of contemporary architects. Factory elevation above Barao do Bananal. For her, it was not enough to design the physical object of a building, or to act as a solitary artist.

Their coming together is likely to involve some friction, but it’s worth the effort because it is this encounter that makes architecture worth having.

Such statements are often no more than a pious hope, but Bo Bardi meant it. Topics Architecture The Observer. She later added three concrete towers, castle-like and consciously defiant of any right-wing government that might want to sweep the complex away.

When SESC was being built, Bo Bardi worked on site, absorbing and throwing out ideas, and listening to builders and users. The project is planned as aggregation; the context is understood as debris on which it intervenes. Paris had just seen the inauguration of the Pompidou Centre, an extravagant architectural model that caused a stir among students and young architects, and which would soon become a point of reference.

The Making of SESC Pompéia by Marcelo Ferraz – Lina Bo Bardi Together Lina Bo Bardi Together

The SESC is a non-governmental organisation linked to a national business federation, created in the s to provide employees with health services and with sporting and cultural activities.

Exhibition Times and Location Contact. Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram! It is immortalised in Ayn Rand ‘s book The Fountainhead and the subsequent Gary Cooper moviein which the preposterous architect hero blows up a social housing project built to a compromised version of his designs, rather than let this aesthetic affront stand.

SESC Pompeia – Concrete Oasis | Brasil Wire

This idea permeates the concept of free will that distinguishes the work of the architect, as the MASPwith large demonstrations. In the concrete walls of the volume that houses the courts of SESC can be read not only pompeiaa horizontal formwork tables, but also arrivals beams interior slabs and drilling scaffolds: Show 25 25 50 All.


After it was complete, she continued to contribute, with the invention and design of exhibitions, on insects and folk art. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. The functions of the old structure would be redesigned and manufacturing technology project become a modern project focused on popular applications like swimming pools, cafeteria, library, exhibition halls, sports facilities, etc.

We were at the end of a year military dictatorship, which contributed to an architectural pompeai mirrored in works that lay outside our own culture and reality.

For nine years —86 we developed the project with Lina, working every day in the midst of the building site: The works of Lina Bo Bardi certify a popular creation potential, giving space and voice to make it happen: It symbolised an escape route from a modernist model already somewhat in decline. On the other hand, attempts to build “what people want” have a way of ending up being bland and uninspiring.

The music shows, circuses, festas juninasmulti-ethnic festivals, memorable exhibitions — or even just meeting up with someone and doing very little, sitting on the public sofas beside the water or the fire… It seems that everything good has happened and continues to happen there. When we barei work and set up our office, SESC was already providing cultural and sporting activities there. Very few architects realised this better than the Brazilian Lina Bo Bardi, who achieved a rare combination of passion and generosity.

Bo Bardi, who died inwas strong-willed and passionate, as the unforgettable concrete castle shows. Apart from the fact that she was a brilliant and astonishing person, there are plain reasons why she should be popular in economically troubled times.

Open for expression or pompria process space is frequently invoked by architect at SESC Pompeia, theater dissolves traditional form of theater bp opera and adapts to the requirements for the works that she represented. One is a water tower and the other two house the sports courts and bars and changing rooms. Accompanying the existing volume of old cooperage, the architect added two vertical buildings attached to the factory by aerial walkways.

Everything is there to fulfil its role as an element in a centre for leisure. The title of the new exhibition is Lina Bo Bardi: In the shuttering of the water tower casting burrs, also in mortar lining the interior walls is controlled. The draft proposes SESC Pompeia maintain clearance of the sheds, but suggests catalyze activities and revitalize the place.


The moment of architectural perfection, when a building is officially completed, was of little interest to her. On the walls of the towers were left in sight marks the horizontal and vertical tables and their primitive drilling.

The Making of SESC Pompéia by Marcelo Ferraz

Order ljna newest oldest recommendations. Bo Bardi herself, inattacked the “exterior forms and acrobatics” that she felt were devaluing “the spirit of modern architecture”.

You could call her a modernistas she used plain forms and concrete and glass, but she also embraced the traditional cultures of her adopted country and added mud and straw to her palette.

The street sloped, enters the cultural and services, program leads the visitor to a reserved area, which mostly houses the pool and sports area. Here Bo Bardi’s first move was to argue that the old factory should not be demolished, as had been planned, on the grounds that it was already informally colonised by some of the uses — such as barbecues and puppet theatres — which the new centre was intended to serve.

This is a late work of the architect, a return to architecture, as their creative abilities led him to explore other fields collaborations in film, stage opera and theater, writing and journalism, painting, cultural activism, design furniture, fashion and jewelry.

This leisure center consists of spaces of the old factory and two volumes five floors with a block of tennis, pool, workshop area, pompela, living rooms and exhibition, auditorium are distributed, a restaurant and a large solarium. But that is another pomppeia.

She was someone who could work with whatever was at hand, including on one occasion off-cuts from the building of stage sets. The projects are an appropriation, digestion and proposal of a new modern local movement, Brazilian, from the incorporation of the people.

Born in Italy in and arriving in Brazil inBo Bardi was, as well as an architect, a political activist, a designer of furniture and stage sets, an editor and writer and a curator of exhibitions.