all photos by guilherme paiva
by analyzing the morphology of a tree, the design team understood the functional particularity of each component for the construction of the arena, which was fundamental for its location, flooring, structure, roof, and lighting, as the tree’s environment, root, trunk, crown, and flower respectively.
the deck forms the base that provides stability for the entire structure above it and the grandstand, formed by modules that arise from the floor, generates a topography within the space. just like with the roots of a tree, people can have the experience of being able to walk, climb, sit on it. the structure’s woodwork made in massaranduba works as a to the trunk that offers support to all the rest of the arena’s component parts. its pieces are fixed by metal vertices and both corten steel entry frames present a perforated triangular pattern.
name: arbor arena
location: recife – pe, brasil
completion year: 2018
gross built area: 65 sqm
lead architect: paulo carvalho
civil engineer: joão carvalho
team: lissa saruhashi, carlos marques, eduardo correia, raik lira
photography: guilherme paiva
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