Andes Amazon Booth, Biofach - Expo Sustentat, São Paulo

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Andes Amazon Booth

In 2009, we designed and built the Andes Amazonia Booth, organized by Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment with funds from the German government’s GTZ organization, for the Expo Sustentat event in the city of São Paulo.

The booth featured companies and organizations from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru that produce goods and services originated from sustainable use of Amazonian biodiversity.

Inspired by natural forms and native building, we designed porches, trellises and supports that welcome exhibitors and visitors into a sensory architectural experience with a highly visible visual arrangement.

Based on the concept of complex living systems, we created exhibition objects grouped into spirals, forming non-linear social spaces and suggesting dynamic organizations to the public. We developed custom-tailored furnishings, as well as environments permeable by experimentation and dialog.

The floor was covered with a mat of laminated bamboo dyed the color of urucum, a widely used plant in the Andes and Amazon regions. The stand was decorated with two Amazon palm species: Juçara (Euterpe edulis) and Açaí (Euterpe oleracea).

The stand’s visual arrangement was prepared jointly with the German government’s GTZ organization, a partner of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) and Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment.