Sede Social Condomínio Laranjeiras

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
This project signed by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos met the task to replace the outdated leisure area at Laranjeiras Condominium, a seafront housing complex at Paraty (Rio de Janeiro — Brazil). The multipurpose set began being planned in 2016, the main building — which holds a restaurant, bar, game room, party space, cafeteria and market — was completed by 2020. Conceiving a clean and agile construction process, the architects decided to adopt a prefabricated wooden structure. Wood, stone walls and clay roof tiles define the project's materiality. The many blocks holding different programs share a similar wooden gable roof module. Cantilevered balconies, pergolas and eaves delicately connect the spaces. Besides, the entrance hall welcomes the visitors with a honeycomb roof resting on two stone walls ten meters apart, this striking space is complemented by the marina view. Light, both natural and artificial, was key to this project, as it fills spaces and enhances natural materials.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Project implementation year

Project website

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Applicant and authors of the project
Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos was founded in 1987 by Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça. It has received many prizes, such as Young Architects Awards IAB-SP (1993) and Office of The Year AsBEA (2003). It has participated in many expositions both in Brazil and outside, and has had projects featured in numerous architectural publications, as «Award Winning Architecture International Yearbook 1998/99», «Private Rio» (New York), «Glass Houses» (Spain), “1000x Architecture of the Americas” (Germany).
Project by Henrique Reinach, Mauricio Mendonça.
Team: Ana Carolina Rasga, Claudia Bigoto, Daniela Sopas, Douglas Morilhão, Felipe Barba, Fernanda Vilaça, Gabriel Mendonça, Gabriel Penna, Giovanna Federico, Guilherme Sampaio, Luana Lopes, Mayara Ready, Nathalia Grippa, Rodrigo Nakajima, Tadeu Ferreira, Taís Vieira, Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen.

Other participants
Photos: André Scarpa

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