2018 – Honorable Mention in the National Public Architecture Competition for Educational Center – CED Crixa Neighbourhood – in the Federal District
The Educational Center (CED), which is part of the Crixa Neighborhood project in the Sao Sebastiao-DF Administrative Region, aims to meet the demand for Community Public Equipments to the population that will occupy this new neighborhood. There are 3,120 Housing Units and an estimated population of 10,296 people. Understanding that the school’s connection to urban infrastructure is paramount, the proposal was created to provide the best access to students and their families, as well as the employees and the execution of services, considering the traffic flows of streets and avenues, the relations of private and public urban space, and the prioritization of urban mobility for pedestrians and cyclists.
2016 – 3rd place in the Architecture National Public Competition for Mixed Use Buildings in Santa Maria
Seeking to meet the demand for new housing units integrated to commerce (mixed use buildings) in the Administrative Area of Santa Maria – DF, the purpose develops in two lots of 1,200 m² each one, in two buildings that stand out for their relationship with the immediate environment. By promoting urban integration, with the encouragement of pedestrians across the block, commercial units on the ground floor are also activated and stimulated economically. Based on the concept of housing as an instrument of social integration, the buildings provide spaces for socializing among families, strengthening the community’s friendly relations, as well as allowing dialogues with the city through views and space connections. The architectural conception is formed by 5 assumptions:
URBANITY . DENSITY . ECONOMICITY . SOCIABILITY . SUSTAINABILITY
The office receives a prize of 3,500 dollars for 3rd place, won among 55 competitors.
2014 – Awarded in the Urban Essays Competition
Winner of the Urban Essay National Competition, April / 2014; Promoted by the Municipal Department of Urban Development (SMDU) of São Paulo City, Brazil. Exhibitor of the award-winning work at the seminar Urban Essays Atelier, on August 20 and 21, 2014, in São Paulo.
In the proposal of Alexandre Gonçalves, the block is projected as “unit of urban design”, favoring the enjoyment of pedestrians across the court and mixed use. The winning project in category 5 was presented at the auditorium of Uninove University, in São Paulo, as part of the ideas that guided the parameters of the city’s new Master Plan, sanctioned in July 2014.
2012 – Finalist in the New Newsstand Competition
Finalist of the New Newsstand Competition, December / 2012; Promoted by Editora Abril in partnership with the São Paulo City. The project of the architect Alexandre Gonçalves was one of the 15 finalists among 101 presented proposals.
The New Newsstand project for Largo da Batata in São Paulo City is based on technology. All the design and technical solutions incorporated were developed due to the access to technology integrated with the products offered in the newsstand. The design of simple and enveloping lines seeks an aspect of homogeneity and formal sobriety in the exterior that is in direct contact with the city, contrasting with the dynamism of interior colors that is typical of the stands due to the material available.
2010 – Academic Highlight Award
Academic Highlight Award of the Architecture and Urbanism Course at UNI-BH Belo Horizonte University Center, referring to the graduation in the period of 2005-2009.
The Final Graduation Work – Arena Celeste Stadium – was indicated for the 2010 Opera Prima Award.