The project of the Restaurante Selvagem is an ode to the natural beauty of Brazil, a testament to our rich biodiversity, and a commitment to the preservation of our precious landscapes.

From its conception to its execution, the project has been meticulously planned to merge with the majestic vegetation of Ibirapuera Park, and that is what truly makes it exceptional.

The intelligent and respectful use of native Brazilian vegetation is the beating heart of this project. Each plant, each tree was carefully selected not only for its aesthetic beauty, but for its intrinsic ability to adapt and thrive in this environment. The imposing Ficus trees, the lush Philodendrons, and the vibrant Anthuriums are not just decorative elements; they are integral parts of the ecosystem, contributing to the health and balance of the environment.

The project goes beyond by including native species, and it also included endangered species such as the Patis Palms, making a powerful statement of commitment to biodiversity conservation. We are not just creating a beautiful space; we are building a sanctuary for wildlife, a refuge for endangered species within one of the main parks in Latin America. But what truly makes the Restaurante Selvagem exceptional is not just its impressive aesthetics or its contribution to environmental preservation. It is the way it seamlessly merges with Ibirapuera Park, as if it has always belonged there.

The delicate integration of the building with the tree canopies, the care taken to preserve the local microclimate, the creation of a small water mirror that reflects the surrounding beauty – all of this makes the Wild Restaurant more than just a place to enjoy a meal, it is a gateway to nature, a celebration of our connection with the natural world.

The Restaurante Selvagem represents an impressive example of how revitalization and integration with nature can transform an urban space, especially within such an iconic park as Ibirapuera.
Revitalization and Conservation: The revitalization initiative not only sought to improve the physical structure of the old restroom but also to preserve and highlight the natural landscape of Ibirapuera Park. The fact that the building is listed as a historical heritage in all governmental spheres highlights the commitment to conservation.

Sensitivity to the Surroundings: The choice of black metal structure for the cover and the use of polycarbonate to allow natural light to enter reflect a sensitivity to the natural surroundings, ensuring that nature remains the central focus of the landscape.

Sustainable Landscaping: The landscaping project not only complements the architecture but also promotes biodiversity, incorporating native species and even endangered species such as the Patis Palms. The inclusion of a natural water mirror adds not only beauty but also comfort to the local microclimate. The project’s approach to landscaping demonstrates an admirable commitment to the preservation and valorization of Ibirapuera Park’s natural environment. Here are some notable aspects: Integration with the Environment: The care in respecting the limits of the existing tree canopies and roots shows a genuine concern for preserving the established ecosystem. This integration ensures that the restaurant blends harmoniously with the natural surroundings, rather than imposing itself upon them.

Selection of Native Species: The use of native species such as Philodendrons and Anthuriums demonstrates a deep understanding of local conditions and a preference for plants that naturally thrive in the shade of trees. This not only contributes to the aesthetics but also to the health of the ecosystem.
Conservation of Biodiversity: The inclusion of endangered species such as the Patis Palms highlights a commitment to the conservation of local biodiversity. By reintroducing these plants into the environment, the project contributes to the preservation of the native flora of the Atlantic Forest.

Natural Water Elements: The incorporation of a small water mirror not only adds an aesthetic element to the landscape but also plays an important functional role. In addition to providing visual and auditory comfort, it contributes to the regulation of the local microclimate and provides a habitat for various aquatic life forms.

Overall, the landscaping of the project not only beautifies the environment but also promotes biodiversity and strengthens the bonds between the built space and the natural environment around it. This holistic approach helps create a unique and meaningful experience for visitors to Ibirapuera Park.

Location: Av. Quarto Centenário, 454 – Portão 5, São Paulo – SP, 04030-000 Brazil.
Design year: 2020.
Year Completed: 2021


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