Il Magazzino UO-BS Petrobras a Santos: dall'archeologia dell'architettura al progetto di restauro
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The UO-BS Petrobras Warehouse in Santos Basin: from the architectural archeology to the restoration
The State of São Paulo’s coffee production has been exported to Europe since 1795. Production flow was speed up around the middle of the XIX century when The São Paulo Railway Company built the first railroad. In 1863 a site was chosen to allocate the most important warehouse for coffee storage before shipment.
In 2008 Petrobras bought the warehouse building, which was in advanced deterioration, to install the new corporate headquarters of the Santos Basin Exploration and Production Operations Unit. With the aim to maintain the structural integrity of the existing building, in 2011 the restoration project, based on a detailed architectural survey, was developed through the Autodesk Revit software. In this article, the proposed project, already performed, with a critical-conservative approach for maximizing the preservation of the historical building is presented.