Agora Tech Park Headsquare
Studio: Estudio Modulo Arquitetura
Project: Agora Tech Park Headsquare
Location: Joinville, Santa Catarina / Brazil
Category: Institutional buildings
Credit: Nelson Kon
The tectonics in the Agora Tech Park is embodied with items from the industrial logic of large-scale production. The Authors appropriate this model also in the projectural reasoning based on the creation of systems. Due to this ode to pragmatism, the Joinville building was built between August 2018 and March 2019, the date of its opening. More than the Chinese speed in construction,it has been proved that, from the correct selection and arrangement of prefabricated materials, it is possible toconceive interesting architectural shapes and spaces.The main facade itself is already didactic as it leads to the discovery of the main axis and the articulator: triple-height central space presents itself to the eyes as a starting portico for the Agora complex, whose masterplan also is by Estudio Módulo.Both the central axis and the fenestrations in all facades are thought of as frames ofthe lush Santa Catarina landscape that surrounds the Agora Tech Park complex. The core has nature in the background. The movement through the corridors and stairs always has as its focal point in the green context outside. Inner experience in the Agora ispermanently informed by views from the outside, especially to the preserved Atlantic Forest. Being inside the building permanently urges to look at the horizon beyond the realm of architectural design.