As a public use building gathering activities of culture, sports, teaching, health, recreation and leisure, SESC Guarulhos was conceived as a great democratic and inviting space that seeks to encourage and stimulate encounters, coexistence and interaction among people.公共
Located in an urbanized area, near Guarulhos International Airport and Zezinho Magalhães Housing Complex, its surrounding landscape presents a heterogeneous design, at times fragmented and discontinuous, characteristic of urban environments in the process of growth and transformation. In this context, the project seeks to emphasize SESC’s condition as a social communicator and cultural polarizer through an architecture oriented not only to the specific solutions of its activities and functions, but also to the construction of a more continuous, cohesive and unitary urban scenario.
▼户外运动场地鸟瞰，aerial view to the Sports Courts and the outdoor pool
▼入口立面和屋顶系统细部，facade and roof system
Access to the building is generous and non-intimidating. Designed as an extension of the urban courses, it kindly seeks to invite visitors to know and use the unit. Internally, the spaces are structured around a large Coexistence Plaza that receives external flows and concentrates, articulates and distributes the various activities of the complex. As a transparent space and permeable to visual perspectives, this integrative plaza exposes the happenings of the building and incorporates the surrounding landscape into its internal environments. A roof system consisting of metal grids, glass, air extractors and horizontal louvers made of perforated aluminum for sun protection, filters out natural light crowning this diaphanous space.
▼透明的立面将广场内的场景暴露在周围环境当中，the integrative plaza exposes the happenings of the building and incorporates the surrounding landscape into its internal environments
▼“共生广场”连接了建筑内部的各种功能空间，the large Coexistence Plaza articulates and distributes the various activities of the complex
The internal circulations organized simply and precisely by ramps, walkways and corridors overlooking the Coexistence Plaza, expose the movement of users and reinforce the extrovert character of the building. Its program is distributed into three levels:
▼斜坡、步道和走廊，ramps, walkways and corridors
首层 | GROUND FLOOR
The Coexistence Plaza opens up its surroundings to Customer Service, Exhibition Rooms, Dental Clinic, as well as Children’s and Youth Recreation Ambiances. On this level, the indoor Sports Gymnasium and its supporting toilets and locker rooms complete the public fruition areas. With independent accesses, the Loading and Unloading Patio and the Operational Sector are located next to the two vehicle parking levels. This arrangement organizes service flows and provides operational efficiency for the Theater, Restaurant, and other areas of the complex.
▼室内体育馆，indoor Sports Gymnasium
▼体育馆与“共生广场”相连，the Sports Gymnasium is connected with the Coexistence Plaza
▼从步道望向体育馆，view to the Sports Gymnasium from the walkway
中间层 | INTERMEDIATE FLOOR
The Theater, with its foyer facing the void of the Coexistence Plaza, conforms to an independent solid body – its dimensions of audience, stage, wings and backstage adapt to the various use demands required by SESC.
On this level, favoured by the natural topography of the land, there are the Aquatic Complex (covered and uncovered) and the outdoor Sports Courts. The Food Court facing both the Coexistence Plaza, and the pools with solarium areas, offers users the delight of varied visual perspectives.
▼运动场和泳池鸟瞰，aerial view to the Sports Courts and the outdoor pool
Also distributed on this level, there are the Administration, Library, Environmental Station and external garden spaces.
▼通往花园的走廊，walkway leading to the garden
▼花园鸟瞰，garden aerial view
顶层 | SUPERIOR FLOOR
On the top floor are located the rooms for Multipurpose, Multifunctional Gymnastics and Physical Activities. Their access corridors, besides turning to the Coexistence Plaza, run through the double-height voids of the Sports Gymnasium and Indoor Pool. A balcony for outdoor body activities, facing the Aquatic and Sports Center, enhances the use of these rooms, and shades the Food Court on the lower floor. A complete Music Center concludes the spaces of this dynamic activity complex.
▼夜间整体鸟瞰，aerial view by night
▼夜间外观，exterior view by night
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan
▼中间层平面图，intermediate floor plan
▼顶层平面图，superior floor plan
▼光照和通风分析，sunlight and ventilation diagram