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SC Office Rio de Janeiro
13 Mar 2020
SC Office in Rio de Janeiro, Edifício Argentina
Design: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados (RMAA)
Location: overlooking Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
REINACH MENDONÇA SIGNS AN OFFICE IN RIO DE JANEIRO (BRAZIL) WITH THE ICONIC VIEW OF PÃO DE AÇUCAR
The Edifício Argentina, located in Botafogo Beach, is a significant business center of the city. It was built in 1978 during the Brutalism architecture of the 70s and has a central line distribution and two elevator blocks organization.
When the office was asked to implement this branch office in Rio de Janeiro, for whom we have already projected its head office in São Paulo, the architects of Reinach Mendonça faced a building that all receptions were central and next to the elevators, far from the natural light and consequentially dark.
The main idea was exactly to reverse this logic and redeem the iconic view of Pão de Açúcar towards the reception, thus everyone that arrives on the floor be surprised by the view.
In order to obtain the view, the central circulation axis was enlarged up to the ending façade turned towards the sea view. An entire mirrored wall created an illusion of duplication of the landscape and enlargement of the space.
On the opposite side of this axis is a secondary access for employees that pass between suspended shelters, configuring the library. Behind the library, a wide space with shared tables forms the work area, that is surrounded by many private lawyer’s rooms.
The conference rooms are placed on both sides of the reception and along with the main façade turned to the view. A sculptural lighting fixture designed by Frank Gehry completes the elevators lobby lighting and give a sense of movement to all.
SC Office Rio de Janeiro – Building Information
Name: SC Office
Location: Rio de Janeiro-RJ
Building Date: 2014
Building area: 960 m²
Architecture: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Authors: Henrique Reinach and Maurício Mendonça
Contributors: Tony Chen, Victor Gonçalves, Camila Osele, Taís Vieira, Luena Vettorazzo, Paula Leal, Raquel Gonçalves, Silvia Mori, Venâncio Alves, Guilherme Nakata, Lucas Ferreira, Lucas Pohl, Alessandra Musto, Caio Tritto, Olivia Uliano.
Lighting: Foco – Luz e Desenho
Eletrical Engineer: Paulo Marcio Engenharia Ltda
Hydralical Engineer: Pedro Luis de Barris Barreto
Fire Safety: 4N Andrade Engenharia LTDA
General Contractor: Simetria Arquitetura e Interiores
Photos: Leonardo Finotti
SC Office Rio de Janeiro, Edifício Argentina images / information received 130120
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