Flux
Catalyst

This project was developed as a study to reformulate Bus Terminal of Flags, located in the Vale do Anhangabaú, which geographically lies between two hills that define what is known as the old center and new center of São Paulo. One of the main premises of the project was to create a new civic space for the city, but also be a catalyst of flow of people and an important transport node for the  city.

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Terminal of Flags, rendering

The project was developed as a large square of interconnection between the old  and  new center, a redesign of the terminal for a better redistribution  of  people  and  collective  flows. The cover  of  this square was developed through a parametric process which established the relationship between the flow of people and the height of the roof. The result of the folding of the sum of the flows recorded in PPM  (people  per  minute),  was  based  on the estimate of current frequentation along with a projective increase of people for 20 years from now. In addition to the coverage of the algorithm other codes were developed that accounted for problems  such as drainage of rainwater on the roof, covering the surface with triangulation  in  order  to  facilitate  the execution and transport elements,  calculation  of access  ramps,  and and improved structural system.

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Organizing the data of flow and traffic

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Terminal of Flags, rendering

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Plans