Carmo Coffees

Carmo Coffees

Architect
GPA&A - Gustavo Penna
Location
Brazil | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Factories

Farms
Leonardo Finotti
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Lighting projectAcropoluz
Joinery suppliersArt Versatile
Coatings and flooring suppliersMiaki Revestimentos
Furniture suppliersProdomo Design
External glass & Internal glass suppliersVidraçaria Bom Pastor

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting project
Joinery suppliers
Coatings and flooring suppliers
Furniture suppliers
External glass & Internal glass suppliers

Carmo Coffees

GPA&A - Gustavo Penna as Architects

Arriving here in the mid-18th century, coffee became the main product of the Brazilian economy. The search for the ideal growing region extended throughout the country and made Minas Gerais the main producing region. In this trend, Carmo Coffees has worked with the premise that quality comes from our respect and care for the entire production chain. The most important tool to achieve this is the right placement to mark the product’s presence and make it become a symbol.

photo_credit Leonardo Finotti
Leonardo Finotti

Located in a strategic area, the place demands a remarkable shape. Hence this inward-looking shape, open at the top like a skylight, an entrance for sunlight during the day and, at night, the expression of inner light.

photo_credit Leonardo Finotti
Leonardo Finotti

The resulting atmosphere is necessarily solemn, because it is perhaps the only moment when these qualities will be brought together in order to demonstrate the significance of this attitude of affirmation of the quality of our coffee.

photo_credit Leonardo Finotti
Leonardo Finotti

We enter through a portal made of a perforated plate of beans from the harvest. In the foreground, on the floor, there is the map of the producing region. On the right side, the coffee is presented as a precious commodity in its various stages of processing.

photo_credit Leonardo Finotti
Leonardo Finotti

Above this, on the jute-covered wall, are the names of the farms, the producers, our heroes. In the background, the sublimated translucent coffee bean is the most symbolic expression of this ritualistic environment.

photo_credit Leonardo Finotti
Leonardo Finotti

From there, we go up and walk in the shade of a museum-like tunnel: the experience of a path that tells the story and leads to the big warehouse, seen from above. Just below, in the micro-lot area, we can pause and contemplate the coffee processing.

photo_credit Txai Ilg
Txai Ilg

The light control, the images, and the colors throughout the warehouse enhance that atmosphere. On the second floor, the administrative area is developed around a large open patio, bringing light and relaxation to the environment.

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Team:
MR Construction Company
Interior Design: GPA&A
Lighting project: Acropoluz
Electrical project: TecServ

Material Used:
1. Furniture suppliers: Prodomo
2. Joinery suppliers: Art Versatile
3. Predominant materials: Concrete pillars; beams in metal trusses; metal tile roofing
4. External glass suppliers: Vidraçaria Bom Pastor
5. Internal glass suppliers: Vidraçaria Bom Pastor
6. Coatings and flooring suppliers: Miaki

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