Corpo Centre of Arts

Architects Alexandre Brasil, Carlos Alberto Maciel, Éolo Maia e Jô Vasconcellos
Collaborators Amilcar de Castro [escultor], Patrícia Naves, Flávia Roscoe, Juliana Barros e Manoela Beneti
Location Nova Lima , MG, Brasil
Area 10.000 m²
Project 2006

Selected in a national competition among more than 160 projects, this complex for arts and dance organizes the program in 4 steel boxes to be built in phases. The exterior corten steel skin reinforces the relationship with the landscape and the sculptural qualities that will characterize the building as a monument, while the paths and places open to the public configure a variable and undetermined support for everyday use. The volume’s simple geometry contrast with a complex interior organization that best responds to the multiple demands of the program.