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Broadway Malyan's South American dream takes shape

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Broadway Malyan is seeking more work across South America after securing a masterplanning project in north-east Brazil

Director Margarida Caldeira told AJ that the UK-headquartered practice was seeking work across the continent from the office it opened in Sao Paulo last year.

Broadway Malyan was ranked 12th in this year’s AJ100 and had a fees income in excess of £25 million from overseas work in 2012.

Its masterplan for Convida Suape in Brazil has been officially launched by client Moura Dubeux Engineering and Cone S/A.

The city will be a sustainable urban extension of Cabo de Santo Agostinho in the state of Pernambuco.

A 470 ha area will be transformed to accommodate up to 100,000 people under the designs, which were drawn up from Broadway Malyan’s São Paulo, Lisbon and London offices.

The scheme promotes a compact urban model for walkability and sustainable access to learning, healthcare and employment.

Convida Suape will be built in four phases with 10 distinct neighbourhoods providing 25,000 new homes as well as busines, health, education and leisure activities.

Caldeira said: ‘We are working across many sectors in Brazil, particularly in masterplanning. We are already working in areas that will be affected by the Rio Olympics in 2016 and hope to win more such projects along the way.

‘But we are also working in Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Peru and hope to expand further into these countries.’

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