Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Central Park Brasilândia - Designing a Public Space in a De-Industrialized Landscape

How can the de-industrialization of the neighborhood, Brasilândia, provide an opportunity to design a new centrality?
How can we transform an abandoned mine into a central park?
How can this prototype be evaluated and upscaled into a city-scale green system?

São Paulo, the second-largest city in the Western Hemisphere, is known for its diverse social, environmental, governmental, and architectonic inequalities.

Socially, Brasilândia is a low-income neighborhood challenged by growing favelas, ongoing infrastructure projects, post-industrial abandoned factories, and minimal green spaces, resulting in the city's lowest life expectancy rates for its citizens.

Environmentally, this neighborhood is at risk of landslides and flooding, limiting access to public spaces and basic services.

Regarding justice, the São Paulo Government is committed to the Climate Action Plan 2020-2050, aiming to reduce greenhouse gases, achieve net-zero emissions, and promote resilience in the most vulnerable areas, attempting to develop innovative and sustainable urban prototypes.

The learning goal of Central Park Brasilândia is to design a public park addressing three adjacent areas: a zone of favelas along a river, new transport infrastructure, including a metro and highway, and a network of cultural and social facilities.

  • Team
    Prof Hubert Klumpner
    Diogo Figueredo
    Alejandro Jaramillo Quintero
    Melika Konijčanin
    Fernando Tullio Salva Roche Franco
  • In Collaboration With
    FAU-USP | School of Architecture and Urbanism of University of São Paulo
    Prof. Dr. Nabil Bonduki and Prof. Dr. Denise Duarte

    Perifa Sustentável Institute
    Amanda Costa, Gabriela Alves, Mahryan Sampaio

    D-BAUG Eawag
    Lucas Gobatt, Dr. João P. Leitão

    Swissnex Brazil
  • Seminar Week
    Travel to São Paulo: 16 - 24 March, 2024
  • Organization
    Architectural Design V-IX | ECTS Credits - 14
    Integrated Discipline Planning | ECTS Credits - 3
  • Digital Tools
    Q-GIS, Rhino + Grasshopper, Illustrator
  • Recommended Elective Course
    ACTION! On the Filmed City: What is Not There In Front of You