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Opening: Zugang für Alle – Sao Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures
June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
What is more important, tourism or sustainability for local citizens? The Brazilian city Sao Paulo is a megacity with more than twenty million inhabitants in its Metropolitan area that have complex problems like extreme traffic, air pollution, water shortage, and informal settlements. While the trend in many cities around the world seems to be having an architectural work by a famous architect that can attract tourism, the city of Sao Paulo counts with functional architectural infrastructure that stands for its social sustainability.
The exhibition Zugang für Alle – São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures shows the different public, semi-public or privately owned and multi-functional buildings and projects, showing their possibilities and potentials. The selected examples have been built from the 1960s to the present, and range from a canopy in a public park to large multifunctional buildings that include sports, culture, health, and gastronomical facilities. This aspect of São Paulo’s urban growth illustrates how architecture and infrastructure can contribute not only to improving the city’s urban development but also to stimulating citizens’ living conditions.