Inhotim is known worldwide for its collection of contemporary art. However, many of its visitors come to Inhotim to see nature and the botanical collection, one of the largest in the world. Observing the public's interest in this area, Inhotim proposed the construction of a botanical store with the function of selling plants from the collection, as well as garden utensils. The store is simply a shelter to protect the products from bad weather and create a focal point for selling the park's plants. Our plan consists of only four elements: two boxes and two walls. The walls articulate the internal sales space while at the same time integrating the interior with the exterior. The store's large open spaces invite visitors and present the products close to their natural environment, blurring the line between inside and outside.

Maria Paz de Moura Castro,
Thomaz Regatos
Felipe Salim (Engineer)
Márcio Gonçalves (Structural Design)
Pedro Nhering (Landscaping)
Maria Paz de Moura Castro,
Thomaz Regatos,
Sara Fagundes,
Inácio Luiz

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