SÃO PAULO / ANHANGABAU / BRASIL / 2006 / URBAN REALM STRATEGY
CLIENT: INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT POLICY


Anhangabau is the largest urban square in Brazilian megacity São Paulo, and a key connector to all downtown public spaces. As decades of downtown devaluation is coming to an end and investments return to the city centre, upgrading this important space and making it a cultural landmark has become imperative for a new and confident São Paulo.
The proposal aims at creating a true 24-hour, socially inclusive public space that can accommodate users with different socio-economic backgrounds: from disadvantaged youth to local residents, art-vendors, white-collar workers and the growing numbers of cultural consumers.