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Modern Project that Seeks to Integrate the Architecture with the Landscape that Surrounds It

By • Dec 22, 2017

P&D+I KLABIN Center is a project completed by the Brazilian architectural firm Paulo Brazil E. Sant’Anna Arquitetos Associados in 2017. The research, development, and innovation center covers a total ground area of over 3,000 square meters, and is located near the entrance of Villa Harmonia in Monte Alegre, Brazil.

Construction surrounded by extensive gardens
Concrete bridge that works as access ramp

It was important for the clients that the project manage to integrate the architectural ensemble to the surrounding landscape, which is characterized by an open, green expanse bordered by a lush and verdant wood. In order to do this, the architectural firm made themselves think of the project as a whole as a humanized landmark. The end result is a structure that is perfect for the intellectual immersion of the researchers, and which exists in perfect harmony with the surrounding historical buildings.

/ External view of the modern construction
Modern glass wall entrance
Corner with gardening work

The structure is contemporary in its design, with glass walls that allow natural light to flow into the interior spaces. Inside, the structure is wide open and spacious, providing any number of spaces in which to conduct a variety of activities. The main block holds three floors with laboratories, lounges, dresser rooms, meeting rooms, and research centers. The annex faces north and holds an auditorium which can sit up to 80 people, as well as exposition areas, rest rooms, and an area for events and exhibitions.

Internal corridor filled with light
Interior with glass walls
Corridor of blue glass walls
Waiting area with modern black leather furniture
Laboratory equipment
View of the laboratory
Spacious office area in black and wood
Internal stairs with glass railings
Spacious exhibition area
Conference area
Conference room in black and wood
Night view of the modern construction
Night view of the gardens
Complete view of the construction
Modern construction surrounded by gardens
Modern construction with glass walls
Night view of the construction

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