triptyque plans to transform são paulo's minhocão viaduct into a green landscape
 
triptyque plans to transform são paulo's minhocão viaduct into a green landscape triptyque plans to transform são paulo's minhocão viaduct into a green landscape
mar 30, 2016

triptyque plans to transform são paulo's minhocão viaduct into a green landscape

triptyque plans to transform são paulo’s minhocão viaduct into a green landscape
all images courtesy of triptyque architecture

 

 

 

architecture studio triptyque has revealed plans to transform são paulo’s minhocão viaduct with an array of vegetation and plant life. the 3.5 kilometer (2.2 mile) elevated highway was built in 1971, giving cars precedence within the city. today, despite being closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 9.30pm and 6.30am, the viaduct remains the most polluted place in são paulo.

 

 


the minhocão marquise project explained

 

 

 

although there has been much debate regarding the future of the highway, the area beneath the viaduct has been largely left out of the discussion. ‘minhocão marquise’, a proposal by triptyque, in collaboration with the landscaper guil blanche, encourages citizens of são paulo to reconsider the nature of the space, and how it can be used as a productive and engaging environment. the participatory project invites the local community to develop and share their ideas.

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 numbered blocks would host four functions: culture, food, services and shops

 

 

 

the project is based around two simple architectural interventions. the first involves providing more natural light, while the second sees vegetation suspended form the viaduct — filtering 20% of co2 emissions from passing cars. the irrigation of these plants is provided by a natural water harvesting system, while its vaporization will help clean the air and surrounding surfaces. divided into blocks determined by the space between each concrete pillar (33 meters), the marquise could potentially host a range of programs. these numbered sections would host four functions: culture, food, services and shops.

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the viaduct would be populated with an array of vegetation and plant life

 

 

 

working alongside interbrand, an international brand consultant, triptyque developed a personality for the ‘marquise minhocão’ through a new visual and verbal identity. ‘today, to be relevant, it is necessary to question the status quo,’ says daniela bianchi-giavina – managing director of interbrand. ‘this project will provide a generous point of view to the city and its environment. it will bring a completely different perspective to são paulo for all brands whom are betting on the city.’

 

drawings

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implementation of the proposed infrastructure — related incidents of pollutants (click to expand)

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implementation of the proposed infrastructure — related incidents of pollutants (click to expand)

 

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