2030 SERRA PELADA

2030 SERRA PELADA
Serra Pelada, Brazil

1960s Brazilian Government started to build Amazon Trans highway penetrating Amazon rain forest. The road has provided people with access to this area. And people made small village for logging and farming around Serra Pelada. From 1979 to 1986 tens of thousands of people had made huge pit in Serra Pelada. It was the largest gold mine in Brazil and the biggest city in Amazonia at the time. The pit was informally named Babilônia and reached a length of 1300 feet  by 1000 feet wide to a depth over 450 feet below surface, all dug by hand and produced 2 m oz gold. In 1986 everything is changed catastrophically. Due to flood, gold mining pit disappeared completely and it has been filled with contaminated water. 2030 Serra Pelada is master plan for sustainable development of abandoned gold mine society.

CLIENT N/A
PROGRAM 1,300,000 m² of  sustainable development for abandoned gold mine society in Serra Pelada area.
AREA Above ground: 900,000 m², Below ground: 400,000 m²
STATUS Concept Design
ARCHITECT HAWIN + GOTT Architects
KEY PERSONNEL Hyunil Oh and Se Yoon Park