What is Pedra Branca?
A place to live
In Pedra Branca you can find “public spaces with greater aesthetic quality and special treatment, facilitating meetings, exchanges, and the access to the various uses, with distances comfortable enough to be crossed on foot”. Silvia Lenzi, architect.
Pedra Branca believes and works for the better quality of life of the people who live here. Decreasing the distances between house and work is an excellent way of increasing the moments you can live closer to those you love, enjoying each minute and living in a better, healthier way.
But there is more to Pedra Branca. One of the city’s peculiarities is the launching of apartments with many different sizes, all of them with innovative projects, facing a beautiful landscape. Some ground floor apartments will have direct access to the sidewalks, creating a pleasant way of living in the city. For greater receptivity and safety there will be, in the midst of the residential areas, blocks destined to convenience stores, to ensure constant activity and a safer, more pleasant environment.
Live in Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca, and discover the immense benefits it has to offer.
A city planned to live in harmony.
Very soon the neighborhood will have a new unique commercial and leisure center, Open Shopping Pedra Branca, with sidewalk stores along two leading commerce routes: rua Pedra Branca and rua Camboriú. The heart of the development, Pedra Branca Square, will include cinemas, creation studios, art and design galleries, bookstores and cafeterias. On the other side of the square, plans are underway for the installation of a hotel.
Physical and digital scale models, designs and photographic panels are some of the features in the sales showroom for the new neighborhood center. Designed by the office MOS Arquitetura, the 1.200 m2 showroom reveals in detail what the future resident can expect in the center and its surroundings. The sales office follows the same sustainable standards that guide all Pedra Branca developments. The design complies with the principles of energy efficiency, with maximum use of natural light, the use of Brise soleil shading for solar protection and LEDS, for artificial lighting. Photovoltaic panels have been installed for capturing energy and the hydraulic project was developed to allow the use of water.
Launch of the New Neighborhood Center
Work is set to begin in 2010 for the construction of the new neighborhood center for Pedra Branca University City, where people will be able to live, work, study and enjoy entertainment all in the same place, the primordial concept behind Sustainable Urbanism. The initial launches of the neighborhood-city will be two blocks, one designed by the office Marchetti + Bonetti Arquitetos Associados and the other created by the office Nelson Teixeira Netto Arquitetura e Urbanismo. The majority of the buildings will be built in brickwork, with stores and restaurants on the ground floors and apartments and offices on the upper floors. The developments will also include inner patios, gardens complementing the public green area, as well as underground parking facilities.
Parque da Pedra Condominium
The Parque da Pedra Condominium is a development by the Pedra Branca group and includes everything your life deserves. There are 127 lots measuring between 360 m2 and 600 m2, all carefully distributed, in addition to an entertainment suite, multisport court, swimming and splash pool, playground and a modern security system.
A place to work
Decreasing distances has always been one of the main purposes in Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca; there is nothing better than work near home. When you can choose between going on foot or through one of the city’s bikeways, the hurry of everyday life gives place to a nice walk and a pleasant moment of leisure.
Today, Pedra Branca has about 80 companies, that operate in many different areas, and create more than 4.500 jobs. Always seeking to combine progress and quality of life, Pedra Branca values its companies and offers them a city that meets their needs.
Invest in quality of life; discover the benefits of working in a city designed for your dreams and prepared to welcome your company.
A city planned to live in harmony.
Pedra Branca University City was designed to meet all your needs and, with your company, it couldn’t be any different. For this reason, the TecnoPark was developed. 204 lots aimed at the installation of non-pollutant companies that adhere to a philosophy of harmonizing economical and social development with respect for the environment. The complete infrastructure offered to the buildings results in practicality and savings in costs in terms of construction and maintenance. The area currently includes 32 non-pollutant small and midsized industries, which generate hundreds of jobs and guarantee the formation of one of the largest and most diverse industrial parks in the region. With the first stage of the development already sold out, the TecnoPark lots were handed over with electricity, water, lights, sewage infrastructure, pluvial drainage, paved roadways, an area for leisure and environmental quality.
Academic Shopping Mall
In 2004, the Unisul campus of Pedra Branca University City inaugurated its Academic Shopping Mall, where the administrative sectors and course coordination offices are installed. It also houses an ample food court with restaurants, cafés and snack bars, in addition to bank branches, drugstores, book stores, beauty salons, a stationary store, a film and video rental, a utility store and a range of other services, all open to the community on a daily basis.
Pedra Branca Business Center
Created in 2003 by a group of local business executives, and in full operation, the Pedra Branca Business Center currently includes stores, restaurants, a dental clinic and a number of business offices. Furthermore, the Business Center also plays host to Unisul Virtual (distance learning) and Unisul Gastronomy, in addition to the Pedra Branca Sales Office (+55 48 3203 1110). With the main focus being the provision of services and the installation of offices, and with a range of commercial stores suitably distributed throughout its corridors and floors, the Pedra Branca Business Center offers a mix of activities, both diverse and dynamic at the same time. To find out more about the companies installed in the Business Center, click on the icon alongside.
A place to study
When knowledge is at hand, learning is much easier. In Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca, you can have access to knowledge from the first steps to professional career. Students do not need to go much far in order to find quality education and a world of knowledge around them.
In the Colégio Visão School, located in Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca, children can make part of the world of knowledge and education, discovering each day how pleasant learning is. Besides that, the city has the largest university in the south of the Santa Catarina state: Unisul, located in Pedra Branca since its beginning, offers the students many different courses, in several fields of knowledge.
The Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca believes that it is not only in the classroom that one acquires knowledge. That is why it supports and participates in the Scout Group Pedra Branca, fostering activities that are beneficial to everybody’s personal development.
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A city planned to live in harmony.
Pedra Branca University City will be the site of the new Federal Center of Technological Education of Santa Catarina (CEFET/SC). This campus will include a unique project in Brazil and Latin America: bilingual education, both in spoken classes and sign language. The first technical and higher education courses will be in the area of website production, multimedia and pedagogy. Two lato sensu graduate courses are also planned: education of the hearing impaired as well as translation and interpretation. The new campus will cater to 800 onsite students and 1,200 distance learners, in addition to carrying our research in the area of education for the hearing impaired.
Pedra Branca Scout Group
Since 2003, Pedra Branca University City has had its own group of scouts: the Pedra Branca Scouts Group, in which adventure and discovery techniques are practiced, along with instruction in values. In order to achieve these objectives, activities are developed in groups and troops, in which everyone works and learns to command and be commanded. There are currently 70 residents (including children, teenagers and adults) from Pedra Branca and surrounding neighborhoods that are part of the group, gathering on a weekly basis in a sheltered area provided by the Residents’ Association (AMO). There are few group activities that offer so many benefits in terms of the formation and development of human beings as those offered by Scouting, and that is why Pedra Branca participates in and supports this movement.
With one of its five units based in Pedra Branca University City, Colégio Visão (Vision School) offers the community nursery school groups, and primary and high school education with preparative studies for university entrance exams in the final year, thereby providing it students with a learning environment that favors the construction of expertise in a creative and enjoyable manner. With air-conditioned classrooms, a library, leisure area, wooded areas, laboratories and multiuse classrooms with audiovisual resources for group dynamics, the unit has ideal conditions for offering students a complete education. Respect for the knowledge of children, appreciation of their individuality, and partnership and integration between parents and the school are the primordial pillars of Colégio Visão.
Being one of the largest universities in the State, Unisul – University of the South of Santa Catarina, Pedra Branca campus currently caters to around 10,000 students through undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus includes a huge aquatic sports complex, aimed at the formation of Olympic athletes, and also caters to students, residents, athletes and coaches from all over the country. More than a place of learning and knowledge, Unisul Pedra Branca has passed over the borders of the campus and develops projects that involve the entire community. They include first aid stations tied to the medicine program, a physical therapy center, a psychotherapy clinic and a sporting complex, in addition to other actions associated to this reality. Visit the site and find out more: www.unisul.br
A place for fun
Living in Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca is being close to the best things in life. Here you can practice sports, walk outdoors, participate in activities such as hiking on the Pedra Branca Hill, as well as paragliding and hang-gliding.
The Parks were designed to encourage walks, offering the residents a better quality of life. The city also has one of the largest aquatic complexes in the south of the country, with high performance swimming pools open to the community.
We also count on the support of the residents association (AMO), which is engaged in many partnerships and activities which encourage integration between the city’s residents.
Beyond that, Pedra Branca is located in an area with many alternatives of entertainment, like cinemas, libraries, and theaters. For those who like music and dancing, there are many pubs and nightclubs around. Our purpose is to offer different possibilities that might please every taste.
Discover everything Pedra Branca has to offer, and find out how to enjoy the most of every moment.
A city planned to live in harmony.
Pedra Branca Massif Park
It impossible of thinking about practicing sports in Pedra Branca without thinking about a healthy coexistence with nature. The parks and squares, in addition to serving as places for contemplation, pastimes and coexistence, are idea for practicing sports out in the open air. The region is perfect for outdoor sporting activities, offering trails, walks, climbing, paragliding and hang gliding. In addition to hosting practitioners of extreme sports like rope course, rappelling and rock climbing, the Parque do Maciço da Pedra Branca (Pedra Branca Massif Park), a project by the Municipal City Hall of Palhoça, will include facilities and equipment for those who want nothing more than to contemplate nature and observe the exuberant fauna and flora of the native Atlantic Forest reserve.
There are many options for leisure, but, without doubt, sport is the most healthy leisure activity in existence. Therefore, the Pedra Branca Residents’ Association (AMO) and Unisul established and partnership called the AMO-Unisul Project, the objective of which is to share the university’s entire multisport complex with the community, represented by the Residents’ Association. According to Unisul’s assistant sports coordinator, Jerson Cunha, through this partnership Pedra Branca will be a model of community integration, in addition to a national benchmark in high performance sports.
Unisul Aquatic Complex
A technological show. That is the best way to define the development of the Olympic-size swimming pool part of the Unisul Aquatic Complex. The goal of the equipment, built in compliance with international standards, is to guarantee that the site becomes a national benchmark in aquatic sports. In addition to preparing athletes in high performance modalities, the swimming pool will provide a form of social service, with the aim of discovering and preparing new Olympic talents. This will only be possible because the complex will be open to the community interested in practicing physical activities. This expansion in the service confirms the vocation of social inclusion and of becoming a national reference in high performance sports, present in Pedra Branca University City.