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The performance of old museum buildings through the application of Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) methods and techniques: an example of a museum study case sited at São Paulo City

Grant number: 16/13531-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Sheila Walbe Ornstein
Grantee:Sofia Lopes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The project aims to evaluate the built environment of a museum located in a relevant historical building and sited in São Paulo city through methods and techniques of Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) addressing a diagnosis that allows an improvement in the relationship between users (visitors, staff and key-personnel), the museum built environment, its useful life and the definition whenever possible and based on performance standards of guidelines for future design readjustment and restoration of old buildings. Therefore, seeks the enhancement of the historical, cultural and social character of the museum as a building placed in the city, and thus the revitalization of the city itself a quality of urban life perspective. (AU)

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