Brazilian architecture firm Fernandes is designing the next chapter in the life of São Paulo’s Capivari Park. The area surrounding the Campos do Jordão railway station will once again become a transportation hub while also drawing locals and tourists for recreation, shopping, and community events.
The redevelopment project—in partnership with EBEI Engineering—aims to dust off the architectural grandeur of the historic Emilio Ribas Station and expand and modernize its services. When complete, the station will act as a main shipping terminal like it did when it first opened in the 20th century. The aerial tramway is one of the main attractions of the park. The renovation project will construct a new and modern terminal out of wood to house passengers in a comfortable and functional way.
A stage will be the centerpiece for a number of community events, including the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, the largest classical music festival in Latin America. A two-level shopping complex that features boutiques, cafés, and restaurants will bring tourism dollars into the city. A gap between the floors doubles as a large seating area and gazebo for the park. Around and between buildings, the native vegetation of the Capivari River will be restored and highlighted throughout the design.
Images via Fernandes Arquitetos