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From favela to gated community: Parque Novo Santo Amaro V

When Vigliecca & Associados designed Parque Novo Santo Amaro V, its communal spaces were supposed to be for everyone, but now the residents want to close the gates

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V by Vigliecca & Associados is a housing complex and linear park built to provide new residential units as well as public facilities for a run-down quarter of São Paulo. This new piece of urban infrastructure aimed to solve a range of social and civic problems in the neighbourhood.

Three years after the project’s inauguration, the AR commissioned filmmaker Antonio Brasiliano and journalist Ursula Troncoso to visit the housing complex to document its inhabitation and assess its success in triggering transformation both for its residents and the wider neighbourhood.

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