Decameron, Sao Paulo, Brazil, MK27
Construction year: 2011
Address: Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 2136, Jardim América | SÃO PAULO | Brazil
Latitude/Longitude: -23.57452, -46.68753

At the hottest spot in the most important alley of decoration in the city: alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva there was the only empty plot left. The client rented it and commissioned the architect to come up with a very low budget design, something that could be assembled quickly, respecting the existing trees.

The idea was to use discarded containers, to reuse a ready-made object, a leftover of the actual intense commodities exchange. The project was organized inside two tunnels of containers, taking advantage of the linearity of its inside spaces, and a double height hangar attached to it, a contrasting cubic volume. Huge polycarbonate sliding doors connect the store with the city and an inner garden.

World’s best shopping building award from the World Architecture Festival 2012.

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