PPP Casa Paulista

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

 

PPP Casa Paulista consists of a public-private partnership promoted by the government of the State of São Paulo aimed at producing low and middle-income housing in the central districts of the city of São Paulo. São Paulo’s central area has lost population for several decades due to a continued outflow of higher-income groups and the most dynamic economic activities towards new affluent neighbourhoods, most of them located in the southwest region of the city. The general target of the programme is to build 14,000 new housing units within the central districts; the building of these housing units will be delegated to the private sector through PPP contracts. The first project commenced at the end of 2015, and was due to be delivered by the end of 2016. The second stage of development is expected to start in 2017.

 

District Map

Research Area, PPP Casa Paulista

District Details

The property before the construction of the apartments. The housing project has as a precept for the use of empty lots. In this case, the land was being used as a parking lot.

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The first units delivered through the housing PPP. The cream-coloured building in the centre of the image is used by a social movement group called Estaiadinha.

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The first building delivered through the PPP does not comply with many of the urban guidelines foreseen in the contract. For instance, while the contract indicates a commercial plinths, the actual use of the ground floor is clearly different.

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The second building that was completed is located in an area with abandoned warehouses

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The largest project that will be built within the PPP includes a music school, kindergarten, commercial space, leisure activities, and 1200 apartments, as this model indicates.

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The complex, which is still under construction, is located in a public area that was used as the city’s bus terminal until 1982.

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The largest housing complex is located in front of Júlio Prestes Square, just a block away from so-called Crackolandia, a corner of intense concentration of users and dealers of the processed form of cocaine, popularly known as crack.

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The housing project includes the construction of 1.200 residential units in six different buildings.

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The original contract for the redevelopment of the area included the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the railway tracks (dark red line in the map) and the renovation of a public square (green area on the map).

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The public works, i.e. the park and the bridge, are located close to the Barra Funda Train Station and the Latin America Memorial.

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The Praça Nicolau Square covers 8.000 square meters and will be renovated by the concessionaire who will plant grass, build urban furniture, and construct pavements.

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A pedestrian bridge over the railway will connect this dead-end street with the public square.

Image source: Gabriel Palladini

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