Gallery: Gustavo Penna’s Edificio Forluz Skyscraper Fuses Energy Conser...


Edifício Forluz is an elegant architectural proposal for the Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) headquarters in Brazil. Designed by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados and Alexandre Bragança, the 23-floor building was conceived with energy conservation and environmental responsibility in mind – it incorporates natural ventilation, natural resources, and reused materials. Unlike the average skyscraper, this monolithic construction is lined with trees, and open space is created around a proposed vertical prism to allow lovely views of the surrounding city.

Penna and Bragança’s Forluz project proposes versatility and flexibility and aims to integrate different environments and gathering spaces. But by hosting a range of horizontal and vertical lines, the design also looks to create dynamic perspectives of the urban landscape. The Brazil-based design studio hopes to house both offices and other facilities within the structure to create an innovative use of space that crossed sustainability with business.

+ Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados

Images courtesy of Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados


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  1. ecoworld13 March 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    oh dear. call me a skeptic, but doesn’t this look like a typical chunky 60s/70s corporate office building? otherwise, my only issue is that there are no windows on two sides of the building, seems like a huge sacrifice for the design.

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