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Concrete Installation at Venice Biennale 2016

Gomos System Pavillion for Venice Biennale 2016, Italy – design by Samuel Gonçalves, Architect

16 Jun 2016

Concrete Installation for Venice Biennale 2016 News

Design: Samuel Gonçalves, Architect, Summary studio

Location: Venice, Italy

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“From the infrastructure for basic services to the structure of open architecture”, Alejandro Aravena

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In the 15th edition of the Venice Biennale, that began last week, Alejandro Aravena invites us to look at new fields of action, projects that intend to improve life quality and stories of success that are worth getting to know. Thus, Samuel Gonçalves, founder of the Summary studio, the youngest invited, was selected to present his work “infrastructure-structure-architecture”with the purpose of showing the concept of his project: Gomos System.

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The Biennale exhibits two infrastructural pieces and a gomos system piece, so that we can get to know some elements that are part of its core. This installation also includes a table set with two screens that simultaneously play two videos made by Building Pictures.

These videos are exclusive of the exhibition and they allow a comparison between the constructive process of the infrastructure as well as the constructive process of gomossystem itself.

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The project consist of a flexible and evolutionary constructive system based on concrete units. It’s a modular system in which each module comes set from factory with all its finishes and equipments and it’s all assembled in location.

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Thus it has became possible to build buildings in 3 months (3 days on set), which is 7 times less than the average time, without compromising structural quality.

According to the architect, “it’s not about inventing, but about reinterpreting – we take a preexistent constructive system often used in water drainage infrastructures and we make it a livable constructive system. In structural matters as well as constructive ones, Gomos System is identical to reinforced concrete water pipes”.

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Concrete Installation for Venice Biennale 2016 – Building Information

Architecture: Summary / Samuel Gonçalves
Engineering: GeoXL, Engineering and Innovative Solutions
Prefabrication and assembly: Farcimar, Soluções em Pré-Fabricados de Betão
Construction and Components: AECA – Associação Empresarial de Cambrae Arouca
Category: Constructive / Housing System
Predominant materials: Reinforced Concrete, Wood, Slate

Partners: Arouca City Council / Oporto City Council / UPTEC
Client: Municipality of Arouca
Trading: Farcimar, Soluções em Pré-Fabricados de Betão
Location: Venice Biennale of Architecture (2016)

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