50 Wonders | Jamie Fobert: Sao Paulo Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

College of Architecture and Urbanism at Sao Paolo University by Vilanova Artigas

The architect of the Stirling-shortlisted Tate St Ives, and last year’s Architect of the Year, selects the second in our new 50 Wonders series

Wonder: Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo (FAU–USP)

Architect: Vilanova Artigas

Coming across an impressive building that you have never heard of, with no idea who the architect might be, can be extraordinarily powerful.

I was in San Paulo a few years ago searching out Niemeyer buildings (which never disappoint), when I came across Vilanova Artigas’s Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, which was completed in 1969.

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