1. Project location
The Museum of Technology and Sustainability will be implemented in the Northeast Vector of Belo Horizonte. The plot is located in the Horto Florestal neighborhood, its main façade faces the east, its main access is by Avenida Gustavo da Silveira (Via Arterial) and Rua Cinco (Via Local). It is close to the main technological landmarks in the region, such as Fapemig, Biominas, Fiemg, Senai, UFMG Natural Museum, EPAMIG and CETEC. In front of the land is located the subway station and bus station José Cândido da Silveira, which contributes to mobility.
Pedestrian access will be via the loop that connects Avenida José Cândido da Silveira with Avenida Gustavo da Silveira. Another two accesses will be via a walkway that connects the subway station and the bus station to a secondary entrance on Avenida Gustavo da Silveira. In this same avenue will be car access for parking, loading and unloading and entry of employees.
The land has 7,091m², belongs to the ZAP Zoning - Preferential Density Zone, its CAb 1.5 index corresponds to 10,636.5m² according to the land area, and its CAm 2.0 is equivalent to 14,182m², As it is public land, the project for a museum in the region will add the technological pole of the region, bringing knowledge to the local population and its visitors.
The project was able to meet its plan of need with the net area of 8,839m² and its gross area of 17,426m². Its permeability rate of 27% which corresponds to 1,945m² and 77.72% of the occupancy rate.
Public space for exhibitions on sustainability techniques, such as: solar energy generation system; use of natural light; gray and rainwater treatment; recycling of garbage (exposure). It will have easy access for the physically handicapped and favor urban public transport.
Create a building that exemplifies and encourages the use of sustainable elements, becoming a technological and cultural reference in the region, with easy access for the physically handicapped and connection of the building with the urban environment, facilitating mobility within the building. The Museum will have natural lighting and ventilation to generate spaces with a high level of comfort and low energy consumption. The building will collect, separate and reuse practically all the garbage that is generated in it. It will have diversified exhibition spaces. Its stormwater and gray water treatment system will be located in a strategic location, becoming part of the exhibition for visitors.
The project brings as a concept to know, apply and share. Its reference is JANUS, god of Roman mythology, whose image is a being with two faces: one old and the other young, as a symbolism of knowledge inherited from the past and future knowledge. Other references are the PORTAL, which brings the idea of transformation; and the DROP THAT FALLS ON WATER, generating multiple waves that send out the propagation of knowledge.
The structural system chosen was the metallic structure. Its mesh varies between 7.50m to 11m, promoting greater spans, being resistant and durable, with more precision and less error, faster execution of the work and sustainability. Thus, it will produce less waste and allow the structure to be disassembled and reassembled, that is, recyclable.