Underground Space Use - Case Study of Parking Garages in Brasília
In Brasília, Brazil's planned capital, built in the 1950's, a population of 500000 people was predicted, with almost no forethought of underground space use. As Brazil's population grew and the centralization of power in Brasília increased, the population forecast proved wrong, with more than 3 million people currently living in Brazil's capital. Therefore, there are many opportunities for underground solutions to further utilization of the underground space in a city where the cost of land is very expensive. Based on Alves (2009) work, a case study of one of these alternatives was made - the construction of underground parking garages.