BNDS Competition


Team: Andre Hocker, Carla Demeterko, Barbara Becker,

Caroline Yama, Eduardo Moreira, Helio Munhoz, Julia Maia,

Vivian Brune, Martha Bachtold.


2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The modernist BNDS bank headquarters was in need of an expansion, the competition scope was to insert a new building adjacent to the existing. Our strategy understood the building's terrace as a connection point between the top of the hill and the street below. Influenced by the colorful landscape language of Burle Marx the top of the building unfolds into the stairs that cut the volume.