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UDF University Center in Brazil

14 Aug 2020

UDF University Center

Architects: Kruchin Arquitetura office

Location: Brasília, Brasil

UDF University Center

UDF University Center Brazil

Kruchin Arquitetura office is responsible for the design of the new building of the UDF University Center, in Brasília (Brazil). The new volume, an extension of the university’s facilities, adds 5,000 sqm in built area consisting of classrooms and a food court, and another 5,000 sqm in parking area and stands out in the landscape through the windshields.

The building is all industrialized, assembled in a metallic structure, slabs in steel deck, fences in a stone concrete plate surrounded by a metallic brise designed especially for the building and which defines its image.

UDF University Center Brazil

UDF University Center Brazil
Facade details in metallic structure surrounded by the brises – photos © Joana França

“A plastic plan marks the building’s image, a plan that is also a brise whose structure and closings defines a compositional field of lines and volumes and colors in motion that involve the entire building”, says Samuel Kruchin, the architect who leds Kruchin Arquitetura.

One of the challenges was to promote integration with the previous building – core of the educational complex with central auditorium and side squares -, defining a volume that is both connected and independent.

If the previous phase defined a centrality for the whole set from vertical axes that reach the entire upper volume, this new module is articulated through horizontal axes at all levels of the set, starting from that center and expanding the cohesion of the architectural set.

UDF University Center Brazil
Two principal volumes – photo © Joana França

“The continuity and coherence with the technical and formal solutions developed for the first phase, which also mark this project, have as a principle to reconstruct a unitary image, a formal identity, which makes the work recognizable in the local landscape due to its architectural, tonic singularity of a more general identity and that distinguishes the primacy of architecture in Brasília ”, completes Kruchin.

UDF University Center Building in Brazil – Building Information

Architecture: Kruchin Arquitetura
Author: Samuel Kruchin
Coordination: Aline Stievano
Collaborators Architects: Isis Beretta, Larissa Carrelli, Leandro Monteiro, Lucas Leite, Mariana Falqueiro, Natália Ferrari, Renata Mello e Whildaker Campos.

Project: Universidade de Brasília (UDF)
Location: Brasília – DF – Brazil
Land Area: 16,773.90 sqm

Design: 2014-2015
Completion: 2016
Built area: 2,720.32 sqm

Auditorium and Foyer
Project: 2016
Completion: 2017
Built area: 1,188.30 sqm

Project: 2017
Completion: 2018
Built area: 1926.16 sqm

Annex + Parking
Design: 2018-2019
Completion: 2020
Built area: 10,385.08 sqm

Photos: Daniel Ducci e Joana França

UDF University Center, Brazil images / information received 141020

Location: Brasília. DF, Brazil

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