SESC Pompeia (by Lina Bo Bardi)

My favorite place in Sao Paulo (mon coup de coeur!)

It’s like a social cultural paradise. cheap and accessible to everybody.
People really enjoy here.

It used to be an old steel drum factory. Around 1980, it trasformed to social space of culture and sports by Lina Bo Bardi. It runs by a private, non-profit organization SESC which promotes cultural and educational activities all over Brazil. 

Old factory buildings : culture center + library + restaurant + administration
New concrete building : sports center

SESC Pompeia_cultural center
SESC Pompeia_cultural center

 

SESC Pompeia_sports center

Farfare musicians’ playing one Saturday afternoon