Pinacoteca de São Paulo

We started the day at the Pinacoteca, which was originally attached to the art school, founded in 1905, and is located in an older building, designed as the headquarters of the Lyceum of the Arts and Crafts.   In the late 1990s, it was radically renovated by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in a style which preserved the fabric of the original building, but roughly – an idea which goes back to Carlo Scarpa and has been used to particularly good effect in the Neues Museum by David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap:-

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It’s now in the heart of Cracolândia, one of the more dangerous bits of São Paulo.

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