The tale of the “Redondinhos” housing mission in Heliópolis, São Paulo started with a misinterpreted quote via Ruy Ohtake. In 2003, a magazine revealed the next observation attributed to the celebrated architect and concrete planner: “What I in finding maximum unsightly in São Paulo is Heliopolis.” After seeing the record, Ohtake clarified that his aim was once to mention that the ugliest within the town is the adaptation between wealthy and deficient neighborhoods – “the adaptation between the Morumbi community and Heliopolis, the most important favela,” he corrected.
The subsequent week, John Miranda, a group chief at Heliopolis, referred to as Ohtake. Instead of tough explanations, he requested the architect to lend a hand fortify the favela. Known for works equivalent to Hotel Unique, Renaissance São Paulo Hotel, and the Tomie Ohtake Institute devoted to his mom’s paintings, Ruy was once confronted with an remarkable problem, “actual structure,” as he calls it.
The tale was once advised via the architect in a lecture in Brasilia on June 6, held via the Cultural Center of the TCU supported via the CAU / BR. In this video, Ruy Ohtake talks in regards to the matter, recorded via Emerson do Nascimento Fraga, federal counselor for Maranhão.
The preliminary telephone name was once the place to begin for a longer mission with the group that concerned a number of works. The major tasks have been a housing advanced, the Educational and Cultural Center of Heliópolis, which incorporates a public library, a cultural heart with a cinema and gallery, and an area for handcraft festivals, in addition to a technical faculty.
Ruy Ohtake designed and coordinated the paintings voluntarily, in collaboration with architect Daniela Della Volpe, and with the give a boost to of the Union of Nuclei Associations of Residents, São João Clímacco (Unas), and of the São Paulo City Hall.
The greatest mission designed for the group was once the housing advanced with cylindrical structures, referred to as “Redondinhos.” According to Ohtake, he spoke with the population of Heliopolis and designed in step with the worries population raised. The first worry was once in regards to the corridors, ceaselessly instances in housing tasks, they changed into areas for medication and prostitution.
Considering this, Ohtake designed the development with out corridors. “With staircase stream and a 5 via 5 corridor for the four entrances of the residences,” he defined. “The guys mentioned: ‘What a ravishing answer, that is nice, let’s transfer on.’ Then I mentioned: ‘It’s not that i am glad… I’m going to do it spherical.'”
The collection of the rounded form, which changed into a landmark of the structures, was once now not just for aesthetic functions. “In the rounded structures, you should separate the structures. However, I gave dignity to the residences: direct solar and air flow. And in the lounge, three home windows with superb gentle.”
There are 19 “Redondinhos” with colourful facades at the edges of the lot. In the middle are a playground, a sports activities court docket, and an area for group use. Each development has four flooring and 18 residences of 50 m², a complete of 342 devices. The blocks have four residences on every of the four flooring. There are even two residences at the floor flooring, which space the aged or disabled other people.
The Role of Professionals in Social Architecture
For Ohtake, the position of the architect and concrete planner is greater when operating in social structure. “When operating in social techniques, the architect should suppose two foremost attitudes: as a technician and as a citizen. It is very important to speak to the group, really feel what the folk assume, now not in a closed place of business to design in isolation.”
The end result, in step with the architect, is to provide dignity to the folk of the group – one thing that didn’t happen in many of the units of the “Minha Casa, Minha Vida” program. “It was once a crisis. It seems like a lettuce plantation, all of the similar factor. Only the contractors have been glad as a result of they have been employed to do the tasks and structures in one move.”
This record is a part of a unique sequence of CAU / BR and CAU / UF highlighting the paintings of architects and concrete planners who overcame diminished budgets and unified other evaluations. They have succeeded in creating first rate, high quality housing for low-income households.