• Ulma Architectural Solutions


Apr 08, 2013
This is one of Brazil’s largest shopping malls. Its developer is the prestigious JCPM Group. It was originally decided that the building should be stone clad, but the team of architects, AFA Arquitectos Associados, finally opted for ULMA’s Ventilated Facade system with polymer concrete slabs.

It is a large shopping centre, located in the Boa Viagem district in Recife, Pernambuco, in north-eastern Brazil, and it was built in 1980. This is the 5th extension to be made to the centre.

It boasts a very interesting socially responsible project, Instituto Shopping Recife, a not-for-profit entity helping children under 7 years of age in precarious situations.

Shops: 473
Gross internal area: 185,301.77 m²
Gross floor area: 200,000.00 m²
Parking spaces: 5,840
Cinema screens: 10

Architect(s): AFA Arquitectura, André Sáe and Chico Mota

The built facade area is 1,300 m2.

The completion period was 4 months.

More pictures here.