Diplomacy projects

Chief Mission Residence, Kuwait Embassy in Brasilia

 

PROJECT INFO

Location
Brasilia

Status
Under Construction

Client
Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Type
Residential

Size
12.500 sq. meters

Other Features
Corten Steel Facades

Sustainability, Rain Water re-use

 
 

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Reimagining a hundred-year-old structure and former coal-burning plant presents significant challenges, especially to efficient energy use. Heating and cooling the spaces of the Powerhouse, for example, requires addressing heat flow through the building skin—inward in the summer and outward in the winter—as well as the removal of heat generated by people, lights, and equipment.

Buildings usually use air for heating and cooling; however, water, which is much denser, is actually more efficient.

 

partnership with

Peach, Architect Gabriela Muller

Mrgb, Architects Igor Campos and Hermes Romão

Consultant Team

A4 Engenharia, Structural engineering

Quinta Paisagismo, Landscape architect

Supera Engenharia, General contractor

Awards

First Prize, National Architecture Competition, Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MOFA, 2011

Second Prize, NAB Nova arquitetura de Brasilia, Project Category, Brazilian Institute of Architects, IAB, 2015

 

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