[…] The restoration plan for the complex, which was in a very deteriorated
condition after being abandoned for years, was a Brasil Arquitetura Studio
initiative, supported by the municipal administration of Registro and the state
government. Priority was given to the restoration of the oficial historical
heritage site, the remains of which carried great significance for the local
population because directly related to the town’s origins. Along with restoring
the buildings, a historical reference institution was established, the Memorial
to the Vale do Ribeira Japanese Immigration. This museum has a significant
collection, provided by artists of Japanese origin living in Brazil, along with
photographs, tools, industrial equipment and other donated items, assembled to
illustrate the story of Japanese immigration in the region.
The second important aspect is the integration of these revitalized heritage
buildings with their historic and environmental landscape, relating them to the
city and to the river in a broader project, the Beira-Rio Park. The objective
is to restore the riverbanks and control the floods, integrating the set with
the city by means of designing a market square, establishing communication
routes and flux control, combined strategies to recover the historic relation
of the city with the river.
SANTOS, Cecilia Rodrigues dos – KKKK Complex.
In: CALDEIRA, Vasco; FANUCCI, Francisco; FERRAZ, Marcelo; SANTOS, Cecilia Rodrigues dos– Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz: Brasil Arquitetura Studio. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2005.