A sustainable river transport project

The Great Cuiabá River
(Pending editorial review)
Brasil (Cuiabá)

The project intends to carry out an urban and environmental intervention located in Cuiabá and Várzea Grande, cities in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. The proposal is to recover the river Cuiabá and preserve the Pantanal, one of the richest ecosystems in Brazil and one of the most importants in the world, bringing a new alternative of transportation through the river and the appreciation of the urban landscape. The project aims to create living spaces in Várzea Grande and Cuiabá, giving people ecological tourism activities. The focus is to accomplish a work that meets the requirements of the LEED sustainability seal, through the use and reuse of water, energy efficiency, use of photovoltaic panels, decrease CO2 emissions and waste treatment. To execute all this, the architects used the concept of biomimetics, which is a branch of science that studies the strategies of nature to cope with the adversities of the environment. With that, areas like architecture and engineering are inspired by these mechanisms for quality solutions.
In order to carry out this transportantion, 19 river stations will be created, most of them floating stations, where the population can easily move between the two cities, Cuiabá and Várzea Grande. Finally, the edge of the river that is currently undervalued, will receive a project that brings people closer to nature and a proposal that respects the environment.

Submitted by

Grecco + Marques Arquitetos (02 August 2018)


Founded in 1986, the office represents a second generation of architects in Mato Grosso, participating in the pioneering and growth of activity during these 3 decades. With a still smaller career at the time, where civil engineering was a representation in the construction area, it has made the 30 years of history experience a vast market knowledge and diversification of the company, serving as architectural, commercial, internal and urban planning areas , which exemplifies its versatility and competence in the national market.

Project leader

José da Costa Marques, architect ; Karla Di Grecco, architect; Cássio Matos, architect; Camilla Di Grecco, architect; Giovanna Di Grecco, architect;

Projeto Grande Rio Cuiabá - The Great Cuiaba River

Central Station - Image by Cassio Matos

Floating Station - Image by Cassio Matos

Porto Várzea Grande Station - Image by Cassio Matos

Stations Map

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