Faculty of Medicine

Location
Deputado Benedito Matarazzo Avenue, 7.001 - Sao Jose dos Campos - SP (Brazil)
Client
Laureate International Universities, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi
Initiated
2016
Completion
2017
Size
5.300 sqm + 1.800 sqm (underground parking)
Project Team, Photos & Collaborators
Marco (Peixe) D’Elia, Paolo Faleschini, Renata Gilio, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Kees Kaan, Mariana Mariano, Ricardo Marmorato, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Laís Oliveira Xavier

Collaborators
R & G Incorporadora Ltda, Fortec Engenharia, Eletrotécnica Volt Ltda, BRC Group, URB SP

The Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (UAM) in São José dos Campos is located in proximity to a main road junction of the city, the building stands on an elevated plot, which creates both isolation and ideal conditions to turn it into a new landmark in the dense urban fabric. Optimizing the topographical characteristics of the area, the project stands firm and visually opens itself up to the city. The intense Brazilian solar radiation is mitigated by a fully encompassing system of vertical slabs that fulfills the need for shade in every façade. Choosing a regular structural system enabled KAAN Architecten to feature glass between the concrete slabs and roof beams. These are molded in loco, relying on the expertise of the local workforce, and eliminating the need for masonry.