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Proposal for intervention in the Former Refectory of Itaipu
Itaipu Technological Park Foundation
Foz do Iguaçu, PR
Project- 2011-2012
Execução – 2012
Área Total de Intervenção – Conjunto do Antigo Refeitório de Itaipu = 6.400m²
The new cafeteria Restaurant PTI / Itaipu = 2,370 sq.m.


Based on theoretical framework referenced in the master plan of the PTI Itaipu/2008 laying down principles of sustainability in ethical notion of use and reuse of natural and artificial features already installed, the Restoration Project, through the Manual interventions, adopts the notion that conserve, restore and preserve the refectory of the former camp of works from the Itaipu power plant is, without doubt, an option for "impact minus the environment", Besides enabling "harvest time" more a way to evolve in this diversity of options, as a legitimate inheritance of the most various ways to cultivate our habitat.

As intervention strategy is proposed to adopt procedures that might contemplate the dynamic principles of readability and reversibility of the same, IE, they are suitable for use of your time, differentiated in their historical instances and at the same time, comprise the original aesthetic unit so that they can be suppressed in other interventions without being lost original parts kept, IE, without creating scars or gaps, on media irreproduzíveis while originals kept.

With regard to the recommended mode, in Handbook of interventions, intervention techniques in case of depreciation of new parts in all to be preserved, interventions can be made in order to save whenever possible the elements of physical Constitution in terms of functionality and originality. More than that, propose a dialogue of respect for traditional technologies and to present, high quality also to be implemented there.

It is suggested that the new materials used are of good quality, reversible and can be easily recognizable as new visual distance next.

The element which should be the object of a design highlight is the maximum conservation of the pavilhonar character of the volumetric composition and the environments, its scale while monumental spatial structure and perception of continuity and visual accessibility enhanced internal by the ancient elements of routing and support of infrastructure and exhaust remaining air exchange, as well as, the proposal of museographic of the storage environment, preparation, cooking and food distribution, considered the key activity and space of the original project.

The work to be performed consists of an integral construction recovery of a set of buildings, with 6,400 m² of constructed area, for feeding purposes, culture and leisure named CAFETERIA PTI/ITAIPU, which at the time of construction of the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant housed the refectory (dining halls, kitchen, cold rooms, etc.) servicing employees and workers (dam-building staff) the work of the power plant. With the new proposed uses, the volume of the ancient halls "C" and "D" will receive the restaurant Refectory.

This building, now called the cafeteria Restaurant will have total area of 2,370 sq ft and will be composed of the ground floor destined mainly to the area of tables and industrial kitchen, but also cover toilets, changing rooms, cold rooms and administration.

The Restaurant's Dining Hall has a total area of 1,370 m² and is defined by two areas of separate tables (a vip and other "common"), both included with buffet, Grilled island, box, return of trays and external area of tables. The main area of tables and buffet have Zenithal lighting, below which the right foot will have 7, 30 m high and in other areas of the restaurant right foot will be 4 feet tall.

The kitchen will have his right foot of 3, 90 m and a total area of 650 m 2 in which cooking zones are included, preparation, cold Chamber, washing, receipt of products, storage, among others.

In other conjugated to the main spaces, composing a total area of 350 m ², are the male toilets, feminine and PNE and also the Equipment room (SEQ).

The building in addition to new interventions requires special attention to matters relating to the patrimony and the demands of hygiene and disinfection techniques that relate to the kitchens and dining areas and/or community industrial.Photo insertion into the PTI.Canteen B. 1979Canteen B. 1979.Before the restoration of the beginning.Before restoration.Floorplan.West facade.South facade.Cuts.036_REFInternal view of the restaurant.South view.Vista North.Internal view of the intervention.Internal view of the intervention.Overview of new intervention.Night overview.




Arq. Leonardo Damiani Poletti
Arq. Paula de Moraes Lopes
Arq. Tiago Holzmann da Silva


Acad. Arq. Aline Taís Comiran
Acad. Arq. Edgar Belmeni Steffens
Acad. Arq. Lucas Gonçalves Valli
Acad. Arq. Thiago Hennemann
Arq. Cristiano Moura Loureiro
Arq. Sandra Maria Favaro Barellla
-Historic Heritage consulting
Arq. Simone Tavares -consulting in Industrial kitchen