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CINE COMUNA: itinerant educational cinema for waterfront communities - B.Arch final thesis

Author: Tereza Beirão / Advisor: Ana Luisa Rolim

Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP)

Over 60% of low-income communities in Recife, NE Brazil reside near bodies of water and rivers, lacking quality education and urban infrastructure. To address this, an itinerant cinema proposal aims to provide accessible education in an engaging manner.

Inspired by the community's close ties to the river, characterized by activities like fishing and living in stilt houses, the design navigates city waters to reach residents wherever they reside. Given the narrow paths in these areas, the proposal prioritizes adaptability to various site conditions.

 The "Cine Comuna" combines the scale of existing buildings with an amorphous and aerodynamic shape, contrasting with conventional structures to bring a sense of novelty and excitement to the communities it serves.

The Cine Comuna reaching the population of low-income communities by the river

Map of waterfront communities in the city of Recife

Map of population rates living in low-income waterfront communities in the city of Recife

One of the anchorage sites located at the Coque Community

Another site where the Cine Comuna would reach: the Ilha de Deus Community

The Encanta Moça Community: a low-income waterfront community that would be served by the Cine Comuna

Site plans for anchorage of the cinema in five different communities

Skyline view of the Encanta Moça community. Photo by Tereza Beirão.

The architectural parti: an amorphous shape to mirror the feel of bringing something new and exciting to the communities

Overview of the project with calculations for floating deck

Ground floor plan with retractable deck in place for anchorage

Section and detailed floor plan to show compliance with current requirements for screening rooms

Longitudinal section AA showing screening room and lift.

Cross section CC showing seating area and access door

Front and rear building elevations

Side elevations showing the elongated yet compact shape of the object

The Cine Comuna navigates through the city waters against its skyline

The Cine Comuna arrives in a community by the water

The Cine Comuna negotiates with the scale of the existing buildings in all sites

The Cine Comuna moves towards the next location

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