It will appear in the center of the Brazilian metropolis: in the existing "cultural district", the largest in Latin America. There are large museums, the Luz Park, the city's concert hall and the Free University of Music.
The new cultural center should also stimulate the development of the Luz district, which, despite its central position, is one of the most disadvantaged in São Paulo. The complex will become a "base" for the city ballet troupe and music school. Tom Jobim for 2000 students from 6 to 35 years old. Large areas of rehearsal studios, classrooms and offices are intended for them. In addition, the Luz Center will house a 1750-seat ballet auditorium, a 500-seat rehearsal hall and a 400-seat experimental transformer hall.
These spaces are placed in separate "bars", stacked in a kind of permeable stack. Open spaces are formed between them, serving for natural lighting and ventilation, connections between individual zones and the visual permeability of the building: it is permeability and accessibility that became the motto of the project for architects. Even the main foyer, where spectators enter through a wide ramp, is, in fact, the same courtyard located in the very center of the building. From there, you can take a look at all the main areas of the Luz center, buy tickets, go down to the first level - in a cafe, or go up to the very top, to a bar and a restaurant.
All such spaces, as well as numerous terraces, passages, staircases, facilitate meetings: artists and spectators, students and professionals, teachers and practitioners. Landscaping plays a special role: the plants seem to have made their way inside from the park surrounding the building, and have taken root everywhere, which should create a comfortable atmosphere in the interior. A large ramp that acts as a grand staircase can be used for outdoor performances.
The Luz Cultural Center is scheduled to open in 2016.