southwest clinical center

  • Building Type : Other commercial buildings
  • Construction Year : 2003
  • Delivery year : 2017
  • Address 1 - street : SHCSW Lotes 3/4/5 sala 220, centro clinico sudoeste 70673416 BRASILIA, Brazil
  • Climate zone : [As] Tropical dry

  • Net Floor Area : 8 000 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 189 000 €
  • Cost/m2 : 23.63 €/m2
  • Primary energy need :
    1000 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : Material Balance algorithm )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
A
51 à 90B
B
91 à 150C
C
151 à 230D
D
231 à 330E
E
331 à 450F
F
> 450G
G
Energy-intensive building
Sustainability in commercial condominium  

 

1-                                                                                  Introduction

Imagined since the 18thcentury, Brasilia emerged as a demonstration of the capacity of Brazilians whobuilt it in just three years. Inaugurated on April 21, 1960, by then-PresidentJuscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, it is currently the third largest city inBrazil, just behind São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The city had the highestrates of development and quality of life in the country in 2016, according toan international study by Mercer.

Due to the great importanceof the city for world architecture, on December 7, 1987, the area of ??thePilot Plan was transformed into a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it thelargest historical patrimony area in the world.

The Southwest ClinicalCenter (Centro Clinico Sudoeste)opened in 2003, is one of the largest health complexes in the entire FederalDistrict. It seeks to offer specialized care of high standard in the segmentsof medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry, laboratory, aesthetics, among others.Largest commercial building in the neighborhood, we serve clients / patientsfrom all over Brasilia(capital of Brazil). Today, we have more than 90companies in operation, arranged in 139 rooms, generating more than 1000 directjobs with a circulation of more than 4 thousand people per day.

Marcelo Sicoli, is thebuilding manager who conducts everything. He is not an employee of thebuilding, but chosen annually by the companies of the building to manage it. InBrazil residential or commercial buildings usually will have an owner of anoffice space, apartment or house to represent all the people working/living inthat particular building. He manages 14 employees, commercial, legal andfinancial aspects. The building has more than 90 companies in the medical, dental,cosmetic, and healthcare segment. The condominium ends up being a smallcompany.

The condominium of Centro Clinico Sudoeste, located in anoble neighborhood of the same name(“Sudoeste”),did an important work in its premises. In exactly one month (between March andApril 2017) it removed all polycarbonate and support beams from the centralpatio that were already more than 13 years old and made installation by atensile structure covering 918 square meters(m2). Other stages extended untilthe end of June 2017.

 

2-                                                                                  Details

More than 7 tons of metalwere removed and shipped for recycling. From the pictures attached/sent one canhave a better idea of the structured which was removed. However, the weight ofthe beams surprised even the engineers of the company hired to remove it.  Each one of the 12 beams that supported theold covering in polycarbonate, weighted around 600 kilograms(yes). So they hadto be correctly supported on the scaffold, and cut in three pieces (each ofworth 200 kilograms) and brought down using ropes.  Lift platforms would have been a betterchoice than scaffolds, which take a lot of time to be built. However, below thewhole patio that is a garage for cars. Engineers were concerned that the weightof the electric equipment summed with the weight of the steel bars beingremoved with electric sanders could compromise the concrete structure.

With the textile cutouts, instead of incineration it was decided to hire a cooperative of craftsmen fromBrasilia to make beautiful promotional bags of the building. The textile wascombined with green or red jean (logo colors) and distributed among thecondominiums in order to assist in grocery shopping for example, adhering tothe fashion of ecological bags, avoiding the consumption and dumping of plasticbags.

A working security engineer was also in the team. Concerns have always been raised about the safety ofclinic staff and thousands of clients and patients who daily pass through thebuilding's premises, which did not cease to function even during the mostcritical phases of intervention. Excerpts from the building receiving the workwere isolated and paths diverted, after all, there were 8 scaffold towerssimultaneously reaching more than 10 meters in height each, and of course, withintense traffic of tools, construction material and workers.

Two distinct teams workedon the project, one from Brasilia for removal and another one from Minas GeraisState (Tensitex) to install the new cover. New lighting project was done, tohighlight the beauty of the natural screens. The white textile, ends up servingwith reflective element for the projection of the installed colored lights. InBrasília, it is very common for buildings in the Esplanada dos Ministérios (ministries axis) to change the color oflighting according to the time of year. The lighting colors remind Braziliansand all Brazilians of dates such as " Yellow  May " (traffic safety), " Pink  October " (prevention of breast cancer)and "Blue November" (awareness of prostate cancer). The new structurecan last for more than 30 years with fairly simple maintenance, ie only withwater and neutral soap.

30 direct and 40 indirect jobs were generated, in a work that consumed about R$ 700 thousand (US$ 211.308 or EUROS 188.770).  Construction was paid over 17 months by the companies who form the building.  

3-                                                                                  Planning

The result now seen is theresult of work begun in 2015, when it was necessary to hire an architecturalfirm (Ornatus Arquitetura) to propose a new technical solution for the roof andrevitalizing the building as a whole, said Marcelo Sicoli, a building manager ,in office for seven years. The cost-benefit ratio of choice over othermaterials is winning against many of the other competitors considered, it isworth emphasizing. Other stages of the whole reform of the building will takeplace in the next 8 years.

Photos and footage of allthe steps were taken and an official video summarizes the entireaccomplishment, including aerial footage made with a drone. There is a starkdifference in the words of many. Link on youtube: https://youtu.be/r1OiFm5J9dQ

Tensostructures(tensilestructures) are on the rise due to their application in roofs that conquer biggaps, an application especially interesting for arenas and stadiums built oradapted for the major sporting events that Brazil has received in recent years.In Brazil, we can see applications in Morro da Urca (Rio de Janeiro-RJ-Brazil),Interlagos Speedway (São Paulo-SP- Brazil), Casa Park and Park Shopping(Brasília-DF-Brazil), Ananindeua Fair (Belém- PA- Brazil), ConfinsInternational Airport , Independencia Stadium (Belo Horizonte-MG-Brazil), FonteNova Arena (Salvador-BA- Brazil), and so on. Around the world Millenium Dome(London-England), Denver Airport (Colorado-USA), Jeddah Airport (Saudi Arabia),Premium Outlets North Las Vegas (USA), Munich Olympic Stadium, Burj Al Arabhotel (Dubai - United Arab Emirates) and hundreds of others.

 

4-                                                                                  Key Dates

2010- Beginning of problemswith structure. Expressive leaking after rains and huge heat. Old, ugly andoutdated structure. 

2015- necessity to hire an architecture firm.

February 2016- Architecture firm was chosen amongmany proposals.

August 2016- delivery of architectural projects byOrnatus Architecture firm.

September 2016- Beginning of saving money for theproject.

March 2017- Beginning of construction

June 2017- End of construction.

January 2018- end of money raising regarding theconstruction already finished.

 

5-                                                                                  Results

In addition to betterprotection against rain, dust and sun, it has a more beautiful, modernenvironment, better natural lighting and with more pleasant temperatures. Therewere gains in best air circulation and even in acoustics, because the materialmakes less noise than the old one in case of rains, an important factor in abuilding consisting predominantly of medical and dental clinics. At night, withthe heat oscillation, you heard frequent crackling by the work of thepolycarbonate as well. As the arches and cones that support the textile arehigher than the old cover, a greater sense of amplitude and space was obtainedin the more than 918 m2  (918 squaremeters) included. The improved air circulation prevents the proliferation ofdiseases, especially respiratory ones.

Spontaneous (free) mediacoverage by newspapers, websites and TV channels promoted positively thebuilding as whole in the city and the country.

Technical literature showsthat the use in construction of tensioned textile does not imply an increase incomputable area. The roof has a lateral opening of more than 90% throughout itslength. Material used was imported from France, by famous manufacturer SERGEFERRARI. It is important to note that it is only with architectural design anduse of the appropriate material that there is significant energy saving, withrefrigeration for example, or even lighting that only needs to be switched onat night.

Another positiveside-effect, is that in the event of fire in one of the rooms in the centralpatio, the smoke will scape more easily, in comparison with the old “closed”roof.


 

6-                                                                                  Awards

Due to theexcellent performance and result, in June / 2017, Marcelo Sicoli, received theaward  "Sindico que faz"(building manager that makes it happen) by ABRASSP - Brazilian Association of buildingmanagers. www.abrassp.com.br Other awards on social accomplishments, environmental,sustainability and why not architecture will still come. The building managerwho carried out this case, was invited to give lectures about the success ofthis construction all over Brazil also many articles and news reports weremade. Buildings in Brasilia and around the country (Brazil) can learn a lotfrom this case.  Not only in constructiontechnics but on leadership and entrepreneurship. In September/2017 had a special report by Sindiconet Portal -  one of the largest websites in Brazil in thesegment. He was named:   Building managerof the month-    https://www.sindiconet.com.br/informese/gestao-de-condominio-comercial-exige-preparo-mercado-sindico-

 The condominium of the Southwest Clinical Center was awarded the "Human Being Brasilia 2017" award from ABRH (Brazilian Association of Human Resources) in a ceremony on 10/18/2017. http://abrhdf.com.br/site2016/  The award aims to recognize, disseminate and reward good practices and good academic work aimed at the management and development of people in the workplace, as well as corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. In the AXIS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, we shared the stage with the CNI-National Confederation of Industries. The award has a connection with a great work completed in the first half of 2017 by the condominium. Additionally, we are finalists in worldwide demolition competition in the category: "Recycling and environment". The awards will be held on November 2 in London (England). The building manager traveled to  represent the collectivity  http://www.demolitionsummit.com/awards.htmlRecalling that in our recent work 7 tons of metal were removed and sent for recycling. The remains of the used canvas that normally are incinerated, were used to produce handmade bags distributed between the condominiums. Finalists: 1) Southwest Clinical Center (Brazil) 2) Keltbray (England) 3) Perfect Contracting (Australia) 4) Priestly Demolition (Canada).              By the same token, and in the same city, by coincidence, we were in the finals on the category: Best Resources Project by Facilities Management Award in this event organized by CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management). But this time, we won the first prize!!  www.ciwmawards.com In December, in  São Paulo we were one of  Finalists in 23° Pini Prize-the best in construction.   http://premio.pini.com.br/  Closing the year, on December 07, during a major congress of building managers(3°ENBRASSP) in the city of  Goiania(State of Goias), Marcelo Sicoli, was the only in the country to receive the award: “Master Sindico”.                 

In May 2018, we have appeared as the Facility manager of the month – Revista(magazine) Infra, which is one of themost prestigious magazines/websites in Brazil:http://www.revistainfra.com.br/Textos/18585/Marcelo-Sicoli,-do-Centro-Cl%C3%ADnico-Sudoeste,-%C3%A9-o-Entrevistado-do-M%C3%AAs

            InAugust 2018 we won an award in the category “Management” from the  Portal cities and condominiums.  A few days later, Senator Hélio José came to visit and meet our workers inthe building. www.cidadesecondominios.com.br

See more details about this project

 https://youtu.be/Bexyu4i8fGU
 https://youtu.be/r1OiFm5J9dQ

Data reliability

Self-declared

Photo credit

Southwest clinical center

Contractor

    Tensitex Lonas Tensionadas

    Dietrich Wischhoff

Construction Manager

    Ornatus Architecture

    ornatusarquitetura@gmail.com

Owner approach of sustainability

More than 7 tons of metalwere removed and shipped for recycling. From the pictures attached/sent one canhave a better idea of the structured which was removed. However, the weight ofthe beams surprised even the engineers of the company hired to remove it.  Each one of the 12 beams that supported theold covering in polycarbonate, weighted around 600 kilograms(yes). So they hadto be correctly supported on the scaffold, and cut in three pieces (each ofworth 200 kilograms) and brought down using ropes.  Lift platforms would have been a betterchoice than scaffolds, which take a lot of time to be built. However, below thewhole patio that is a garage for cars. Engineers were concerned that the weightof the electric equipment summed with the weight of the steel bars beingremoved with electric sanders could compromise the concrete structure.

With the textile cutouts,instead of incineration it was decided to hire a cooperative of craftsmen fromBrasilia to make beautiful promotional bags of the building. The textile wascombined with green or red jean (logo colors) and distributed among thecondominiums in order to assist in grocery shopping for example, adhering tothe fashion of ecological bags, avoiding the consumption and dumping of plasticbags.

A working security engineerwas also in the team. Concerns have always been raised about the safety ofclinic staff and thousands of clients and patients who daily pass through thebuilding's premises, which did not cease to function even during the mostcritical phases of intervention. Excerpts from the building receiving the workwere isolated and paths diverted, after all, there were 8 scaffold towerssimultaneously reaching more than 10 meters in height each, and of course, withintense traffic of tools, construction material and workers.

Two distinct teams workedon the project, one from Brasilia for removal and another one from Minas GeraisState (Tensitex) to install the new cover. New lighting project was done, tohighlight the beauty of the natural screens. The white textile, ends up servingwith reflective element for the projection of the installed colored lights. InBrasília, it is very common for buildings in the Esplanada dos Ministérios (ministries axis) to change the color oflighting according to the time of year. The lighting colors remind Braziliansand all Brazilians of dates such as " Yellow  May " (traffic safety), " Pink  October " (prevention of breast cancer)and "Blue November" (awareness of prostate cancer). The new structurecan last for more than 30 years with fairly simple maintenance, ie only withwater and neutral soap.

30 direct and 40 indirect jobs were generated, in a work that consumed about R$ 700 thousand (US$ 211.308 or EUROS 188.770).  Construction was paid over 17 months by the companies who form the building.

Architectural description

The result now seen is theresult of work begun in 2015, when it was necessary to hire an architecturalfirm (Ornatus Arquitetura) to propose a new technical solution for the roof andrevitalizing the building as a whole, said Marcelo Sicoli, a building manager ,in office for seven years. The cost-benefit ratio of choice over othermaterials is winning against many of the other competitors considered, it isworth emphasizing. Other stages of the whole reform of the building will takeplace in the next 8 years.

Photos and footage of allthe steps were taken and an official video summarizes the entireaccomplishment, including aerial footage made with a drone. There is a starkdifference in the words of many. Link on youtube: https://youtu.be/r1OiFm5J9dQ

Tensostructures(tensilestructures) are on the rise due to their application in roofs that conquer biggaps, an application especially interesting for arenas and stadiums built oradapted for the major sporting events that Brazil has received in recent years.In Brazil, we can see applications in Morro da Urca (Rio de Janeiro-RJ-Brazil),Interlagos Speedway (São Paulo-SP- Brazil), Casa Park and Park Shopping(Brasília-DF-Brazil), Ananindeua Fair (Belém- PA- Brazil), ConfinsInternational Airport , Independencia Stadium (Belo Horizonte-MG-Brazil), FonteNova Arena (Salvador-BA- Brazil), and so on. Around the world Millenium Dome(London-England), Denver Airport (Colorado-USA), Jeddah Airport (Saudi Arabia),Premium Outlets North Las Vegas (USA), Munich Olympic Stadium, Burj Al Arabhotel (Dubai - United Arab Emirates) and hundreds of others.

If you had to do it again?

I would start the demolition of the old structure much earlier than the construction itself that happened almost simultaneously

Building users opinion

Due to the excellent performance and result, in June / 2017, Marcelo Sicoli, received the award "Sindico que faz"(building manager that makes it happen) by ABRASSP - Brazilian Association of building managers. www.abrassp.com.br Other awards on social accomplishments, environmental, sustainability and why not architecture will still come. The building manager who carried out this case, was invited to give lectures about the success of this construction all over Brazil also many articles and news reports were made. Buildings in Brasilia and around the country (Brazil) can learn a lot from this case. Not only in construction technics but on leadership and entrepreneurship. In September/2017 had a special report by Sindiconet Portal - one of the largest websites in Brazil in the segment. He was named: Building manager of the month- https://www.sindiconet.com.br/informese/gestao-de-condominio-comercial-exige-preparo-mercado-sindico-

The condominium of the Southwest Clinical Center was awarded the "Human Being Brasilia 2017" award from ABRH (Brazilian Association of Human Resources) in a ceremony on 10/18/2017. http://abrhdf.com.br/site2016/

The award aims to recognize, disseminate and reward good practices and good academic work aimed at the management and development of people in the workplace, as well as corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. In the AXIS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, we shared the stage with the CNI-National Confederation of Industries. The award has a connection with a great work completed in the first half of 2017 by the condominium.

Additionally, we are finalists in worldwide demolition competition in the category: "Recycling and environment". The awards will be held on November 2 in London (England). The building manager traveled to represent the collectivity http://www.demolitionsummit.com/awards.html
Recalling that in our recent work 7 tons of metal were removed and sent for recycling. The remains of the used canvas that normally are incinerated, were used to produce handmade bags distributed between the condominiums. Finalists: 1) Southwest Clinical Center (Brazil) 2) Keltbray (England) 3) Perfect Contracting (Australia) 4) Priestly Demolition (Canada).

By the same token, and in the same city, by coincidence, we were in the finals on the category: Best Resources Project by Facilities Management Award in this event organized by CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management). But this time, we won the first prize!! www.ciwmawards.com

In December, in São Paulo we were one of Finalists in 23° Pini Prize-the best in construction. http://premio.pini.com.br/
Closing the year, on December 07, during a major congress of building managers(3°ENBRASSP) in the city of Goiania(State of Goias), Marcelo Sicoli, was the only in the country to receive the award: “Master Sindico”.

In May 2018, we have appeared as the Facility manager of the month – Revista(magazine) Infra, which is one of the most prestigious magazines/websites in Brazil: http://www.revistainfra.com.br/Textos/18585/Marcelo-Sicoli,-do-Centro-Cl%C3%ADnico-Sudoeste,-%C3%A9-o-Entrevistado-do-M%C3%AAs
In August 2018 we won an award in the category “Management” from the Portal cities and condominiums. A few days later, Senator Hélio José came to visit and meet our workers in the building. www.cidadesecondominios.com.br . In may 2019 Finalist of Abrafac awards(Brazilian association of facilities). https://www.abrafac.org.br/premio/

Energy consumption

  • 1 000,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 500,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • Material Balance algorithm

  • 400,00 kWhfe/m2.year
  • 1 000,00 kWhpe/m2.year

Systems

    • No heating system
    • Solar Thermal
    • Radiant ceiling
    • No cooling system
    • Natural ventilation
  • 50,00 %

Product

    Finished construction - june 2017

    Gros œuvre / Structure, maçonnerie, façade

    The roof has a lateral opening of more than 90% throughout its length. Material used was imported from France, by famous manufacturer SERGE FERRARI. It is important to note that it is only with architectural design and use of the appropriate material that there is significant energy saving, with refrigeration for example, or even lighting that only needs to be switched on at night.

Construction and exploitation costs

  • 189 000

  • better protection against rain, dust and sun,
  • more beautiful, modern environment,
  • better natural lighting
  • more pleasant temperatures. Therewere gains in best air circulation.
  • acoustics, because the materialmakes less noise than the old one in case of rains, an important factor in abuilding consisting predominantly of medical and dental clinics.

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