• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Lodge
  • Company/Firm
    Natureza Urbana
  • Lead Designer
    Pedro Lira, Camila Reis and Manoela Machado
  • Other Designer(s)
    Breno Pilot, Julia Ximenes and Luan Neske
  • Location
    Uruçuca, BA - Brazil
  • Project Date
  • Developer

From the Tupi-Guarani language, Marupi means “place,” “through which,” or “path.” By extension, it carries the idea of the term “marupiara”: a place or gathering of happy people.
From the regional vocabulary, “cocoa de cabruca” refers to cocoa produced from agroecological cultivation. It comes from the verb “brucar,” which means to plant within the forest without destroying it.
The masterplan developed for Marupi aimed to bring to the site a diverse range of immersive experiences in the culture and landscape of the Cocoa Coast. Paired with open views of the ocean and the native Atlantic Forest vegetation, the proposed activities unfold in environmental and social harmony with the context, creating retreats that blend with the natural resources, acknowledging the territory and providing visitors with a light and sustainable lifestyle.
Like the cocoa tree in the forest, the proposal evolves from the “cabruca” architecture, which adapts to the natural environment and harmonizes unique experiences related to culture, gastronomy, well-being, comfort, and quality of life, with the aim of establishing the venture as a haven for healthy and inclusive practices.