Moura Dubeux unveils masterplan for Brazilian city of Convida Suape

Convida Suape in Brazil

Moura Dubeux Engineering and Cone have unveiled the masterplan vision for Convida Suape, a new city in North Eastern Brazil, designed by the UK-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan.

Convida Suape will be an extension of the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho near Recife, the capital city of the state of Pernambuco.

The city will spread across an area of 470ha and will be home to 100,000 inhabitants.

The city will be built in four phases, with ten separate neighbourhoods offering 25,000 new homes in 154ha of open space, including provision for new businesses, health, education and leisure activities.

Broadway Malyan practice director Margarida Caldeira said: "Convida Suape will set a benchmark for strategic urban development and city expansion projects in North Eastern Brazil, now one of the fastest growth areas in the world."

Convida Suape's design has been delivered by a team of masterplanners, urban designers, architects and landscape architects.

The development will be designed as a compact urban model for walkability, offering access to learning, healthcare and employment, Broadway Malyan said.

The masterplan features green buildings and new building types with integrated utility provision, and the project will launch an ongoing habit restoration programme to improve the surrounding landscape and river corridors.

Broadway Malyan opened its Sao Paulo office in 2011 and secured a series of projects in South America, including masterplanning and major mixed-use projects in Brazil for clients such as Moura Dubeux.

Image: Convida Suape will accommodate up to 100,000 inhabitants in a 470ha area. Photo: Broadway Malyan.