SESC Pompeia

I went to SESC Pompeia this past weekend. I knew it was a “cultural center” but was not quite sure what to expect from the multi-purpose space. Designed by architect Lina bo Bardi in 1977, this place turned out to be amazing and definitely worth the visit! SESC Pompeia is above all a community center (making it feel very authentic) but it is very open and welcoming to the public. It consists of exhibition spaces (Marina Abramovich coming in 2015), reading spaces, athletic facilities with scheduled sports, art classes and restaurants. A trip is worth it, if only for the structural architecture and people watching. There was no exhibit currently on as they were setting up for the next one, which means I’ll be visiting again very soon!

Fui ao SESC Pompéia neste fim de semana pasado. Sabia que era um "centro cultural", mas não sabia o que esperar do espaço multi-propósito. Projetado pela arquiteta Lina Bo Bardi em 1977, este lugar definitivamente vale a pena a visita! SESC Pompéia é sobre tudo um centro comunitário, mas é muito aberto e acolhedora para o público. Trata-se de espaços de exposição (Marina Abramovich vai mostrar seu trabalho em 2015), espaços de leitura, salas esportivas, aulas de arte e restaurantes. A viagem vale a pena, apenas para a arquitetura estrutural.