The buildings to house the production of textiles, in the Camaçari industrial plant, state of Bahia, do not constitute an opera aperta, intentionally incomplete and conceived with the participation of the viewer or user in mind. Nor are they an opera incompiuta, the product of a design process abandoned before term. It is a complete project, although construction was interrupted by the sale of the estate and by lack of interest on part of the new owner, therefore condemning the whole to a situation of premature ruin.
In this project, along with attention to the requirements of the brief related to the technological production which is the starting point for the design of any building designed for industrial ends, the architects privileged the adaptation of the buildings to the physical/geographical and cultural environment. The result was a highly expressive architectonic design, economically oriented: reduced construction costs due to the use of local labour force and materials; energy saving due to an innovative scheme that increased thermal comfort; greater production efficiency resulting from the study and rationalization of the plans and the location of the installations on the site.
SANTOS, Cecilia Rodrigues dos – Grisbi Textile Factory.
In: CALDEIRA, Vasco; FANUCCI, Francisco; FERRAZ, Marcelo; SANTOS, Cecilia Rodrigues dos – Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz: Brasil Arquitetura Studio. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2005.
Grisbi Industrias Têxteis
Architects: Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz e Marcelo Suzuki.
Date of project: 1980
Date of construction: 1987 (inacabada)
Summary: unidade de policondensação, fiação e texturização
Gross floor area: 25.781m²
Location: Polo Petroquímico de Camaçari, BA
Photos: Marcelo Ferraz
Publications: “Ópera Interrotta” Arquitetura e Urbanismo, São Paulo, 1994, n.º 51, pág. 38/45
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