Brazil-based practice OSPA Architecture and Urbanism shared the details of their first-place proposal for the National Public Architectural Competition for the new developing UFCSPA Campus Igara.
OSPA's proposal is a new sports campus in the city of Canoas, Brazil for the UFCSPA (Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre). Specializing in the health sciences, the university is regarded as one of the country's most reputable higher education institutions.
Perhaps the most eye-catching feature in OSPA's proposal is the athletic field and running track on the roof of the building -- which could be a helpful space-saving solution for schools with limited land.
Check it out below.
"The project is a new sports Campus in the city of Canoas, in Brazil, with about 25,000 m² of built area. More than a public institution, a public space. This is the premise and guiding goal for the development of the new campus of UFCSPA."
"In an urban context still growing, Campus Igara emerges as a potential articulating element of both spatial and human relationships that surrounds it."
"A square, fluid and permeable as is supposed to be, in contrast to the volumetric density that the programmatic solution suggests in a first approach."
"One site, two faces. Two possibilities of connection with the city. The concept ‘front x back’, ‘public x services’ was never an option. A longitudinal axis, accessible and inviting, connects the two faces - interfaces."
"Interfaces that despite the hierarchical distinction are equally necessary to the composition of the block, whose face today reveals the scars of our housing policy. Our city, our life. On the face of the buildings, the eyes of the city."
Images courtesy of OSPA Architecture and Urbanism.
Click the thumbnails below to see project diagrams.
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