The chemical industry Novotex Sulamericana is located in the county of Araras, 180 km from the capital, in the countryside of the state of São Paulo, along the Anhanguera highway in an industrial district. The architectural cluster consists of three functional blocks: Production and Product Storage, Administration and Laboratory, and General Lobby. The deployment is defined by a central access passage on the highest elevation of the land, finalized in a linear square that integrates all buildings.
The edifice for Production and Storage has an industrial typology: a shed solved in seven structural modules of 27.0 x 9.0 meters; pillars of concrete, cover with metal trusses, thermal and acoustic tiles, and closure with exposed concrete blocks. The solution for natural lighting and ventilation used translucent clerestory on the roof, and lower openings in the side closures.
The edifice for Administration and Laboratory consists of two storeys, and on the upper floor, a central void integrates the internal spaces. Access and reception occur at the intermediate level. The glass facades have insolation controlled by fixed horizontal louvers.
The master plan predicts the expansion of the Production edifice and the construction of a new building specifically for the Laboratories.