Broadway Malyan designs new city in Brazil

The masterplan for a new city in North Eastern Brazil, designed by Broadway Malyan, has been officially launched by client, Moura Dubeux Engineering and Cone S/A.

Convida Suape is a extension of the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho near Recife, the capital city of the State of Pernambuco, and will accommodate up to 100,000 inhabitants in a 470ha area.

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

The masterplan promotes a compact urban model for walkability and easy access to learning, healthcare and employment.

It is said to enhance the natural landscape and river corridors and includes an on-going habitat-restoration programme.

Broadway Malyan’s São Paulo 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.”

The practice opened its São Paulo office in 2011 and is also targeting Latin American countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.