Beyond Brasilia Acoustic Shell: the Jaburu Urban Park and the Shell Cultural Center
Architecture and Urbanism
Universidade de Brasília
Continuity of the Monumental Scale in the heart of the Bucolic Scale of Brasilia, the modernist capital of Brazil. Testimony of the history of construction new capital - the Acoustic Shell and the Museum of Art. And the great garden of Niemeyer`s most emblematic project, the Alvorada Palace. This is the situation of the Central Peninsula, a sensitive region, site to this project. The ideal project by Lucio Costa for the common use and enjoyment of the landscape on the shores of Paranoá Lake was distorted throughout the years due to an unfortunate logic of occupation. It is a region that suffers from real estate speculation, with the de-characterization of the original settlement of Vila Planalto, with the proliferation of residential complexes by the Lake and with the establishment of a sprawling irregular occupation in the Park of Multiple Uses, designed by Costa but never implemented. Facing this challenge, this project aims to regenerate the urban space of the Alvorada Peninsula and redeem its character through the proposal of the Jaburu Urban Park and the Acoustic Shell Cultural Center, in which the main guidelines that guided the project have been the creation of leisure, education, culture and art areas, the priority to public access to the waterfront and the recovery of the landscape. Furthermore, the combination between art and nature as active elements in the regeneration process have been the principles that determined the design.