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SESC Guarulhos, SP

New Institutional Building Development in Sao Paulo, Brasil – design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

13 Sep 2019

SESC – Social Service of Commerce Guarulhos

Design: Dal Pian Arquitetos

Location: Guarulhos, Sao Paolo, Brasil

SESC Guarulhos, SP, Brazil

SESC Guarulhos, SP

Photos by Nelson Kon / SESC-SP and Pedro Mascaro

SESC GUARULHOS – Winning project of the first public architectural competition promoted by SESC – Social Service of Commerce, in 2009.

SESC Guarulhos, SP, Brazil

As a public use building gathering activities of culture, sports, teaching, health, recreation and leisure, SESC Guarulhos was conceived as a great democratic and inviting space that seeks to encourage and stimulate encounters, coexistence and interaction among people.

SESC Guarulhos, SP, Brazil

Located in an urbanized area, near Guarulhos International Airport and Zezinho Magalhães Housing Complex, its surrounding landscape presents a heterogeneous design, at times fragmented and discontinuous, characteristic of urban environments in the process of growth and transformation.

SESC Guarulhos, SP, Brazil

In this context, the project seeks to emphasize SESC’s condition as a social communicator and cultural polarizer through an architecture oriented not only to the specific solutions of its activities and functions, but also to the construction of a more continuous, cohesive and unitary urban scenario.

SESC - Social Service of Commerce Guarulhos SP Brazil building

Access to the building is generous and non-intimidating. Designed as an extension of the urban courses, it kindly seeks to invite visitors to know and use the unit.

SESC - Social Service of Commerce Guarulhos SP Brazil building

Internally, the spaces are structured around a large Coexistence Plaza that receives external flows and concentrates, articulates and distributes the various activities of the complex. As a transparent space and permeable to visual perspectives, this integrative plaza exposes the happenings of the building and incorporates the surrounding landscape into its internal environments. A roof system consisting of metal grids, glass, air extractors and horizontal louvers made of perforated aluminum for sun protection, filters out natural light crowning this diaphanous space.

SESC - Social Service of Commerce Guarulhos SP Brazil building

The internal circulations organized simply and precisely by ramps, walkways and corridors overlooking the Coexistence Plaza, expose the movement of users and reinforce the extrovert character of the building.

SESC - Social Service of Commerce Guarulhos SP Brazil building

Its program is distributed into three levels:

GROUND – The Coexistence Plaza opens up its surroundings to Customer Service, Exhibition Rooms, Dental Clinic, as well as Children’s and Youth Recreation Ambiances.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

On this level, the indoor Sports Gymnasium and its supporting toilets and locker rooms complete the public fruition areas.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

With independent accesses, the Loading and Unloading Patio and the Operational Sector are located next to the two vehicle parking levels. This arrangement organizes service flows and provides operational efficiency for the Theater, Restaurant, and other areas of the complex.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SUPERIOR GROUND – The Theater, with its foyer facing the void of the Coexistence Plaza, conforms to an independent solid body – its dimensions of audience, stage, wings and backstage adapt to the various use demands required by SESC.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

On this level, favoured by the natural topography of the land, there are the Aquatic Complex (covered and uncovered) and the outdoor Sports Courts. The Food Court facing both the Coexistence Plaza, and the pools with solarium areas, offers users the delight of varied visual perspectives.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

Also distributed on this level, there are the Administration, Library, Environmental Station and external garden spaces.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SUPERIOR – on the top floor are located the rooms for Multipurpose, Multifunctional Gymnastics and Physical Activities. Their access corridors, besides turning to the Coexistence Plaza, run through the double-height voids of the Sports Gymnasium and Indoor Pool. A balcony for outdoor body activities, facing the Aquatic and Sports Center, enhances the use of these rooms, and shades the Food Court on the lower floor. A complete Music Center concludes the spaces of this dynamic activity complex.

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

SESC Guarulhos building in Sao Paulo, Brasil, design by Dal Pian Arquitetos

Internal and External Photos – Nelson Kon / SESC-SP
Aerial Photos – Pedro Mascaro

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