Gallery: Herzog and de Meuron Unveil Plans for Brilliant Naturally Vent...

 
Before Herzog & de Meuron stepped in, Mãe Luiza's local recreation center was a fully exposed concrete platform framed with columns and trusses. Plans for the new gymnasium expand upon this existing framework by stretching the geometry of the building upwards and outwards into a grand roof. Preserving the foundation will save on material and construction costs while ensuring that the design stays in tune with traditional architecture.

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