The project proposes to maximize the potential of this important urban node of the city of Rio de Janeiro, which is
the Central region of Brazil, as well as to respond to the urban needs of the place and to combat the mono-functionality of the current infrastructure of the Américo Fontenelle Terminal. The work develops a criticism of the lack of integration between the regional transportation terminals: Terminal Américo Fontenelle (intercity bus) - Informal bus terminal - Central do Brasil (subway and train) - Procópio Ferreira Terminal (municipal road). It also aims to solve future possible problems of people flow and new modalities for the region: BRT Transbrasil and VLT.
The principal object of study of this work is the Terminal Américo Fontenelle, but a master plan is proposed for the
region since it is understood that it is of fundamental importance to address the integration of transport modes. The housing issue, in the context of the housing density deficit and compulsory removals that occurred in the region, is also approached with the purpose of seeking to promote the reflection and incentive of housing in the central region of the city and near the major transport hubs.
In order to combat the programmatic mono-functionality of the Fontenelle Américo Terminal, the overlapping of uses acquires a leading role in the project proposal and its coverage gains a meaning that is greater than merely
The large dimensions of the roof (180 meters X 60 meters) that are equivalent to one block from the city, served as an opportunity to create a new urban ground. This structural plaque is configured as an urban topography, where the fabric of the city connects to it through ramps, almost as if they were folds from the ground.
People can use the cover as a means of crossing the Terminal Américo Fontenelle, and this route is more interesting, from the urbanistic point of view and less functional, compared to what happens at the ground level, through the terminal.
The implantation of the dwellings conforms parallel to the historical urban fabric of the surroundings and in the
peripheral limit of the structural plaque. The proposal of modulation and feedback of these buildings is made with
the intention of building a dialogue between the new and the old.
As a form of criticism to the maximum occupation of the historical urban blocks of the surroundings, it is proposed the creation of an urban park in the coverage. This area aims to offer a respite and an urban quality to this structural plaque, as well as to increase the soil permeability index.
Finally, in order to democratize and guarantee the collective interest of people in climbing the roof, a library was
proposed as an anchor cultural equipment, where free access to library coverage is encouraged so that it becomes a lookout point for this new urban landscape created.



Because it is an urban project, in its essence, the intervention areas of this work are of great proportions. The
ground floor, subsoil 1 (-3.50 meters) and subsoil 2 (-6.50 meters) and coverage of the Américo Fontenelle Terminal are, respectively: 94764 m², 11023 m², 5754 m² and 15578 m².
The materials designed for this work were the following: reinforced concrete, metallic structure, ribbed slab, smooth slab, steel deck slab, glass.
In order to reach a greater level of detail, a greater depth of work was chosen in the Terminal Américo Fontenelle.
The slab of the parking lot, which is underground, and serves as the floor of said terminal is a ribbed slab. Metal
pillars support the terminal cover, this steel deck slab. The slab was designed for single-family social housing and for the coverage of the library and the buildings of Cobal of Central Brazil and Praça Coberta.

André Ricardo Paiva dos Santos