The architectural design of the new masterplan for Oficina Francisco Brennand, located on the outskirts of Recife, occupies an area of 15 km². The workshop, which has existed since 1971 in the ruins of an old pottery, currently intends to combine the demands of a cultural, public and collective institution with the space of intimacy and creation used by artist Francisco Brennand (1927-2019).
The proposal seeks to renovate the workshop space, preserving its historical characteristics, from its origin as a pottery to its transformation into an artist’s studio and, now, into an Institute. The interventions will be punctual, respecting the dialogue between the space and the history of the institution. The project is expected to last for 3 years and proposes interventions to improve the internal flow of people, increase the capacity of visitors and create new spaces for activities, including the expansion of exhibition areas, accommodation for artistic and educational residencies and the relocation of a restaurant and shop for a new exposition shed.
The first developments of this Masterplan are in the expographic projects in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the Brennand Institute, still on display at the institute’s headquarters in Recife, in the exhibition at Galeria Bergamin Gomide, which was on display in São Paulo between November 22, 2021 and January 29, 2022 and in the development of the showcase space for the 35th edition of CasaCor in 2022.
Name of the project: MasterPlan Instituto Francisco Brennand
Architecture: METRO ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS
Team: Gustavo Cedroni, Martin Corullon, Stella Bloise, Paula dal Maso, Camila Abdallah, Giulia Ravanini.
Data of Project: 2021-2023
Photos exhibition “Francisco Brennand: Um primitivo entre os modernos”: Edouard Fraipont
Photos exhibition “Devolver a terra à pedra que era: 50 anos da Oficina Brennand”: Breno Laprovitera
showcase space for the 35th edition of CasaCor in 2022.: Ruy Teixeira