SESC Downtown

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SESC Downtown introduces an artificial topography of culture and leisure through the plateau of Sao Paolo’s historic downtown. A canyon is carved through the plateau and a unified construction framework is designed within the chasm to connect the three different levels. There are three distinct structural and formal elements: fin walls that navigate the infill space between existing buildings, mounds on which the fin walls rest, and a bridge/public street that carves through the mounds. The three structures allow for the combination of fitness, educational, and cultural facilities in a single architectural system.