Barra Funda Intermodal Terminal as an urban centrality in São Paulo

Barra Funda Intermodal Terminal as an urban centrality in São Paulo

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The Barra Funda Intermodal Terminal was opened in 1988 and, at the time of its construction, it was located in a region of the city of São Paulo characterized by the presence of industries and low density housing for the working class. The change in this occupation profile has intensified since the 1990s with the implementation of the urban development project Operação Urbana Consorciada Água Branca.
Today, the terminal has an expressive volume of passengers and integrates several modes of transport, configuring itself as an urban centrality. However, it does not fully explore the potential for synergy with its surroundings, whose current occupation pattern resulting from the diversification of uses and residential verticalization, demands a mobility infrastructure that effectively interacts with the potential of this urban area.
Based on this aspect, I intend to reflect in this work on a renovation project, elaborated in 2018, for the Barra Funda Terminal that faces its dialogue with the urban environment. Initially conceived with the objective of increasing the revenues of transport operators, the project meets this requirement not only with the reorganization of internal flows and the expansion of commercial spaces, but, above all, recognizing the urban importance of the terminal.
With a conscious approach to urban and environmental impact, the project highlights the terminal as an element of north-south connection and expands its reach by proposing interventions that go beyond the building, such as: creation of generous public spaces in the accesses, expansion of green areas in the surroundings, new waiting areas, diversification of aggregate uses and prioritization of pedestrians.
Thus, supported by the transformations of the region and by sustainable urban development strategies, the role of the Barra Funda Intermodal Terminal as an urban centrality is reinforced with the enhancement of its function as transport equipment integrated to the surroundings.

Corresponding Author

Rodrigo Morganti Neres

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo - FAU/USP

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Rodrigo Morganti Neres

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo - FAU/USP

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Preferred Track

4. Environment Impact Awareness in Urban Developments

Second Preferred Track

9. The Syndrome of Grand Projects: contamination processes between North-South, West-East, Global-Local

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