Research project in collaboration with Cascoland; Gitte Nygaard, Fiona de Bell, Roel Schoenmakers, Wouter Nieuwendijk, Bart Majoor
For the construction of a cable car system, the Teleférico, connecting Bonsuccesso at the bottom of Complexo de Alemão with the station of Palmeiras at the top, a strip of houses has been demolished. As a result a lot of in-between spaces emerged that could well be used for all kinds of public purposes. Alvorada is a densely populated area and there are few public spaces. Plans from the authorities for development of the empty spaces are not yet being executed. This in-between stage provides opportunity to think about the design of neutral public spaces, not connected to existing structures, multi-functional, accessible to all, safe and clean.
The Palco Público is a multi-purpose public space created on a vacant, littered in-between space opposite of Barraco #55. Now it is cleaned up, it is off the road, so it is safe for children and has a splendid view over the whole of Rio.
It’s design is open for various uses, it holds a ping pong table and a football pitch that is at the same time a Palco Público, a public stage for performances. It is situated right under the Comuniférico and visible from afar.