IESB Brasilia

Brasilia, Brazil  Map
In progress
Lead Designer
José Bruguera

IESB’s inward-focused existing campus will be transformed by an L-shaped complex featuring a new academic allée and a generous entry precinct with facilities that serve both the university and the public.

The new entry precinct is anchored by a colonnaded administration building and a freestanding auditorium, whose geometry of intersecting arcs extends into a surrounding landscaped plaza and adjacent clinic. The auditorium also marks the starting point for the linear campus green, which culminates at the entrance to a new library.

Below-grade parking under the existing buildings will be expanded beneath the new academic complex and campus green.

A future phase will apply the strategy of connecting open spaces to the existing campus complex, increasing sunlight and improving sightlines throughout the university.

Show Facts

on the south side of Brasilia


Gross area: 18,750 m2 / 201,800 ft2; underground parking; landscaped academic campus with teaching spaces, auditorium, administration, health clinic, lab, library, 9,150 m2 / 98,500 ft2 below-grade parking

PCF&P Services

campus planning, architecture

master plan

A new linear campus green with a connective curvilinear canopy will unfold alongside a sequence of academic buildings joined by indoor and outdoor circulation paths. The modular composition of the complex allows classrooms of different types and sizes to be arranged as variations on a theme.

auditorium geometry

auditorium plan

Project Credits

Images: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners