The 25,000m² campus will house classrooms, offices and other university facilities within a pair of high-rise blocks at the two ends of the site.
The buildings will be orientated to lower thermal load whilst allowing plenty of natural light and ventilation through the interiors. Wherever possible, staircases will be selected over elevators to encourage student interaction.
The sports complex's goal is to serve both as a public institution and a public space for the surrounding communities.
The campus will be built in two phases, using a framework that combines steel and concrete elements. The architects have developed a strategy that will allow study and construction to take place simultaneously; allowing students to move into the campus after the completion of stage one.
The project was designed by OSPA Architecture and Urbanism, and was selected as the winner of a national competition to design the new Campus Igara for the Health Sciences Federal University of Porto Alegre.