Exhibition Center of Balneário Camboriú

Balneário Camboriú – Santa Catarina - Brazil

Project: Exhibition Center of Balneário Camboriú
Location: BR 101 km 137, Balneário Camboriú – Santa Catarina - Brazil
Project year: 2013 - 2014
Site area: 70.545,00m²
Project area: 90.057,20m²
Project type: Institutional
Client: Prosul Projetos, Supervisão e Planejamento Ltda
The proposal for the exhibition center of Balneario Camboriu, originated from the need for a wide and organized space to perform conventions in the region.
Located in front of the Environmental Complex Cyro Gevaerd - Balneario Camboriu Zoo, on BR101 margins, the project also includes the redesign of the surroundings with the creation of squares and avenues for access the zoo and the events center, and support equipment necessary for the proper functioning of this enterprise.
The project's main nave is composed of internal modules, two laterals and one central, that organize the plant and separate the three exhibition halls. The lateral modules have mainly the support spaces and administration while in the central module are located conference rooms, shops and food court. The structural system is metallic truss, supported on concrete cross pillars that overcome 96.25 meters of empty space. This system enabled design, in 375 meters of east and west facade, glass walls and fixed brises of solar control, allowing the natural lighting to the interiors.
In addition to the natural lighting coming from the glass facades of the east and west exposure, were designed sheds on the roof – facing south – that provides diffused lighting and assists the hot air to go out of the internal air conditioning system. This air conditioning system is designed to make the most use of natural air, where it is picked up through totems positioned on the east and west facades, redirected to underground cooling tunnels and distributed to the interiors through raised floor system for inflating the air.