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Architecture project for urban fluvial infrastructures: canal-city Billings - Taiaçupeba

Grant number: 20/06671-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2020
Effective date (End): July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Project
Principal researcher:Alexandre Carlos Penha Delijaicov
Grantee:João Miguel Suguihara Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research's theme is the rivers, urban design and the infrastructure as basis for the desired city. It is intended to study constructions and architecture and urbanism projects of Urban Fluvial Infrastructures and Public Equipment’s aiming the restructuring of the fluvial shores of São Paulo's metropolitan area. The research elected as object of study the project of the Canal-City Billings -Taiaçupeba, element of the Metropolitan Hydroring of São Paulo, developed by the Group of Research in Project of Public Architecture of Urban Fluvial Infrastructures - Group Fluvial Metropolis, from the Laboratory of Research in Project of Public Architecture from FAU USP. The proposed investigation is part of the group's work, is justified by the relevance of structuring a waterways network in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo and by the necessity of utilizing the fluvial urban canals shores as active and structuring spaces of the city, in the areas of transportation, drainage, recreation and landscaping. This research's main goal is to study how to project a city structured by its fluvial urban canals, in a way that the shores of the projected infrastructure are democratic spaces of use, recreation and housing - different from what was build in the metropolis so far. The method will be composed of four stages, from the conceptual triad: site (where), program (what), construction (how), and a stage of synthesis of what was studied so far. As final result, will be produced a scientific manuscript and an architecture and urbanism metaproject of the Canal-City Billings-Taiaçupeba.