The facility will be the first physical location that provides tourist information to the visitors who tour the Liberdade area locally. It is part of the redevelopment for the district and the improvement of its tourism-related activities. By establishing a deep interface between past and future, Brazil and Japan, the design aims to support the tourism at the Japanese quarter of São Paulo.
Liberdade’s visitor center will be a tourist information center providing visitors to a location with information on the area’s attractions, lodgings, maps, and other items relevant to tourism. It will also offer toilets, diaper changing and breastfeeding rooms and first-aid services. The visitor center will often be the place where guided tours are coordinated.
In addition to that, it will be a community facility providing gathering for local residents, and play an important cultural role fostering in-depth educational exhibits and artifacts, including films and other media displays.
The placement of the program on site gives space to the existing Tori (Japanese gate) defining an inviting piazza for visitors to rest while enjoying a tea and the views to the valley and the Tori and Galvão Bueno Street.
The architectural expression reflects the vision for the revitalization of the entire quarter, under implementation, of the contemporary expression of the Japanese culture through high-end technical features. While the inspiration comes from the origami technique, the building and open spaces are planned to incorporate sustainable and wellness features and strategies.
2018 by Conde Design