The São Paolo based aum arquitectos realised this restoration of an old railway station in Araras, Brazil, after winning the competition which was organised by the Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB) along with the Bienal Foundation in 2003. The finished project – the old railway station was converted into a cultural centre – will be presented at the 8th BIA – International Biannual of Architecture in São Paulo, Brazil, that will be open 31th october.
“The development of the region occurred as a result of the railway system that was spreading out, and this Station from Companhia Paulista served for several years for the transport of passenger and afterward gave place entirely to the transportation of stowage. With the inactivation of the passenger transport the Station went through a severe process of deterioration and part of the history of Araras was being erased.”
Built area: 2000 m2
Architects: aum arquitectos + Andre Luque and Fernando Botton