History

Performing for almost three decades

Founded in 1992, Dal Pian Arquitetos was born as a natural result of Lilian and Renato Dal Pian’s various years of professional activity in Europe, in the cities of London and Milan.

Upon returning to São Paulo, the practice has quickly gained visibility through awards in design competitions. The first one was granted for revitalizing the city center in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais in 1994 (2ndplace), followed by 1stplaces for Reurbanizing Penha Neighborhood in São Paulo; Sanasa Cultural Center in Campinas; Sanitation Museum in São Paulo; the new unit of Sesc Guarulhos; Natura administrative headquarters in São Paulo (Nasp); the Events and Cultural Center in Paraty; and the Multifunctional Complex next to the Central Campus of Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCC).

The constant success in architectural competitions, both public and by invitation, as well as the performance in various scales and themes of architecture, have become tradition. The same could be said about the constant technical investigation and ongoing research, elements that have consolidated the thinking foundation for the philosophy of Dal Pian Arquitetos today: rigor and sensibility.

Experiencing academic environment has also been a relevant factor when constituting our philosophy: Lilian Dal Pian taught at the Faculty of Architecture of PUC Campinas, and Renato Dal Pian was, for almost two decades, professor in the Department of Architecture Projects at Mackenzie University in São Paulo.

Expressive results achieved by Dal Pian Arquitetos have also derived from the constant pursuit for excellence by our team of collaborators. Among them, outstanding architect Carolina Freire has been associated since 2016. Her solid professional experience, in Brazil as well as in Barcelona and Berlin during several years, has contributed to consolidate the thinking that conducts our pratice’s performance.

Partners

Renato Dal Pian

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (FAUPUCC), 1981.

Master Degree from Mackenzie University School of Architecture and Urbanism (FAUMACK), 2002.

Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Mackenzie University (FAUMACK), Projects Department, from 1993 to 2011.

Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Mackenzie University (FAU MACK) in the Lato Sensu Postgraduate Course in 2020.

Lilian Dal Pian

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the São Paulo University (FAUUSP), 1981.

Master Degree in ​​Urban Environmental Structures, from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the São Paulo University (FAUUSP), 2004.

Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (FAU PUCC), in the Departments of Projects and Fundamentals, in 1994 and 1995.

Carolina Freire

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Mackenzie University of São Paulo (FAUMACK), 2002.

Master Degree in Architectural Projects, from Polytechnic University of Calatonia, Barcelona, Spain, (UPC), 2006.

Postgraduated in Building Technology from Polytechnic University of Calatonia, Barcelona, Spain, (UPC), 2009.

 

 

Awards

IAB-SP 2019 Prize – Award category Buildings – Cultural and Institutional – Executed Project – SESC Guarulhos / SP – 34.200 m².

AsBEA 2018 Prize – Roberto Aflalo Prize, maximum distinction of 10th AsBEA Award edition.

1st Prize 10th edition of the AsBEA Award. Category  Offices – NASP – São Paulo / SP – 34.000m² – 2011.

Nominee for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) 2018 – NASP – Natura Headquarters São Paulo / SP – 34.000 m².

Finalist – Archdaily Building of the year 2018 – NASP – Natura Headquarters São Paulo / SP – 34.000 m².

 1st Prize  Saint Gobain Architecture Awards – Commercial Building Modality –  NASP – Natura Headquarters, São Paulo / SP – BR, 34.000 m² – 2018.

1st Prize  9th edition of the AsBEA Award Category  Offices – Módulo Rebouças Building – São Paulo / SP – BR, 14.240 m² – 2016.

1st Prize Competition by Invitation – PUCC – Campus Central Project, Campinas / SP – BR, 36.000 m² – 2016.

1st Prize Saint Gobain Architecture Awards – Institutional Modality – Paraty Cultural Center / RJ – BR, 5.836 m² – 2014.

1st Prize Open Competition – Cultural Center Paraty / RJ – BR, 5.836 m² – 2014.

1st Prize Competition by Invitation – NASP – Natura Headquarters, São Paulo / SP – BR, 34.000 m² – 2011.

1st Prize Open Competition – SESC Guarulhos / SP – BR, 29.000 m² – 2009.

1st Prize Competition by Invitation – Sanitation Museum – 3.220 m² – 2008.

1st Prize National Public Competition – Requalification of the 1st Potable Water Reservoir and Water Square – Campinas / SP – BR, 8.000 m² – 2003.

1st Prize – Open Competition – Requalification of Penha District – São Paulo / SP – BR – 1997.

2nd Prize Open Competition – Headquarters  SENGE – Porto Alegre / RS-BR, 10.37 m² – 2014.

2nd Prize Open Competition – Headquarters of the Goiás Regional Labor Court – Goiânia / GO – BR, 49.990 m² – 2007.

2nd Prize Open Competition – Theater and School of Scenic and Corporal Arts of Unicamp,  Campinas / SP – BR, 6.750 m² – 2002.

2nd Prize Open Competition –  Restoration Master Plan of the Faculty of Medicine of the  São Paulo University / SP – BR, 6.120 m² – 1998.

2nd Prize Open Competition – Requalification of the Center of Poços de Caldas / MG – BR – 1994.

3rd Prize Open Competition –  Student (College) Housing for UNIFESP / S.J.Campos / SP – BR, – 7.920 m² – 2015.

3rd Prize Open Competition for the Annex of the National Library – Rio de Janeiro / RJ – BR, – 13.886 m² – 2014.

3rd Prize Open Competition – SESC Franca / SP – BR, 15.950 m² – 2013.

3rd Prize Open Competition – Theaters for Natal, Natal / RN, 13.100 m² – 2005.

4th Prize Open Competition – SESC Osasco / SP – BR, 34.000 sqm – 2014.

4th Prize Open Competition – Requalification of Sumaré Historic Center / SP – BR – 2002.

5th Prize Open Competition – CAPES Headquarters Brasília / DF – BR, 32,250 m² – 2008.

5th Prize Open Competition – Requalification of  São Paulo Historic Center / SP – BR, 1996.

Honorable Mention – 10th edition of the AsBEA Award – Category: Offices – PUCC Campus Central – Campinas / SP – 37.000 m² – 2011.

Honorable Mention  Open Competition – CAU-BR and IAB-DF Headquarters, Brasília / DF, 4.960 m² – 2016.

Honorable Mention – Open Competition – Fundamental Education Center – Riacho Park, Brasília / DF, 4.300 m² – 2016.

Honorable Mention – Open Competition – Collective Housing Units in Samambaia, Samambaia / DF, 5,075 m² – 2016.

Honorable Mention – Open Competition – Housing in Sobradinho, Brasília / DF – 6,329 m²- 2016.

Honorable Mention – Open Competition – Sustainability Center, Campinas / SP – 1.487 m² – 2016.

Honorable Mention Open Competition – Diadema Campus UNIFESP – São Paulo Federal University – Diadema / SP – BR, 11.170 m² – 2006.

Honorable Mention Open Competition – Campus Federal ABC – University – UFABC, Santo André / P – BR,  93.970 m² – 2006.

Honorable Mention Housing Open Competition – Brigadeiro Tobias Building – São Paulo / SP – BR, 8.250 m² – 2004.

Honorable Mention Open Competition – Patrimonial Building – CONFEA Brasília / DF – 7.400 m² – 1999.

Honorable Mention Open Competition – Requalification of the Carandiru Zone, São Paulo / SP-BR, – 1999.

Award IAB / SP – BR, 2004 Construction Modality: Praça das Águas – Campinas /SP – BR.

Award IAB / SP – BR, 2004 Project Modality: Casa Brava II – Ubatuba / SP – BR.

Clients