Tenaris R&D center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Caruso e Torricella Architetti

Tenaris R&D Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program: laboratories, auditorium and offices
Size: 2,650 sqm
Status: completed in 2013

The Center is located inside the Parque Tecnologico connected with Rio de Janeiro’s Technical University. The building lot is in a very appealing location, just in front the Lagoon. The founding design idea was to have full scale equipments, laboratories and researchers workplaces and facilities, all inside one shell. Volumes drop out both from the front and the rear facade like extrusions.