Designed in 1930 by architect Alberto Murgel, the Cine Theatro Brasil was the first Art-Deco style building in Belo Horizonte with French-inspired architecture and well known for its legendary facade.
For 5 years, this place was fully restored by Sidertube Foundation, the Vallourec Foundation in Brazil for a total investment of close to 53 million real (17 million euros).
Vallourec has designed the tubular structure of this new complex that covers 8,300 m² of built area, divided into seven floors. There are two theaters, comprising 1,200 seats, two floors with visual art exhibition halls; event rooms for up to 650 people, in addition to a restaurant, shops and areas for socializing.
Cine Theatro Brasil Vallourec reopens its doors this October 8th with the exhibition of the “War & Peace” paintings from the Brazilian artist Portinari coming from New York. Two panels of 140 m2 they were painted in the 1950’s to decorate the UN building. It becomes a cultural centre dedicated to artistic production and will provide all the people of Belo Horizonte a vicinity access to art and culture. Contributing to the construction of a fairer and more equitable future regarding social welfare in the neighboring communities is one of the main focuses of Vallourec activities.
More information: Vallourec in Brazil