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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

New York, NY

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IESB Brasilia

IESB’s inward-focused existing campus will be transformed by an L-shaped complex featuring a new academic allée and a generous entry precinct with facilities that serve both the university and the public. This major expansion to IESB Brasilia, an international university based in Brazil’s capital, will more than double the size of the campus with new facilities and open space.

A new linear campus green with a connective curvilinear canopy will unfold alongside a sequence of academic buildings joined by indoor and outdoor circulation paths. The modular composition of the complex allows classrooms of different types and sizes to be arranged as variations on a theme.

The new entry precinct is anchored by a colonnaded administration building and a freestanding auditorium, whose geometry of intersecting arcs extends into a surrounding landscaped plaza and adjacent clinic. The auditorium also marks the starting point for the linear campus green, which culminates at the entrance to a new library.

Below-grade parking under the existing buildings will be expanded beneath the new academic complex and campus green.

A future phase will apply the strategy of connecting open spaces to the existing campus complex, increasing sunlight and improving sightlines throughout the university.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Firm Role: Architecture and campus planning
Additional Credits: José Bruguera: Lead Design Partner

 
Auditorium dusk
Auditorium dusk
Canopy
Canopy
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
Auditorium plan
Auditorium plan
Sections
Sections
Aerial entrance at dusk
Aerial entrance at dusk
Classrooms at dusk
Classrooms at dusk