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Dengo Chocolates Concept Store

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationSão Paulo, Brazil
CompanyMatheus Farah e Manoel Maia Arquitetura
Lead ArchitectManoel Maia + Matheus Farah
Design TeamMatheus Farah, Manoel Maia, Polímnia Garro, Andreia Oshiro, Fernanda Miguel, Rafhael Silva, Pedro Benatti, Matheus Aleixo, Alex Pataro, Henrique Costa, Isabella Rosa.
ClientDengo Chocolates

Designed to host a chocolate brand, Dengo Chocolates Concept Store is a milestone in sustainability and innovation for the Brazilian architecture and construction. Recreating a chocolate factory in an attractive and didactic way, the 4-story retail was entirely structured in engineered wood. Wood surfaces and vegetation contribute to a feeling of comfort and liveliness in a space where the rustic, authentic and handmade are highlighted. The architecture moves away from the classic mechanized and hostile factory image, offering inviting, playful and educational experiences to the users.