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THE MAN BEHIND M.A.A.

When you walk through MAA's Web-pages, you will get a small glimpse of a brief selection, inside our professional capacity - out of some of 700 produced projects during the last 20 years. If you look carefully at our design style, and become thrilled over some of our proposed projects, let me emphasize here, that even on the awarded projects, MAA has always and only acted as the translator of its Clients ideas and financial capacities, and never beyond this - as this is our philosophy.

MAA. has never imposed its technologies.
It has yes, some times orientated Clients when they needed orientation and only then we have conducted the process letting it go its own steps, there comes a moment at the planning stage in which the Project takes his own course like a Symphony and its maestro, speechless to his own creation to the applauding client.

To build means to leave a legacy on this world after you are gone. The price of Bricks, Mortar and Concrete is the same, either way you dispose them at your building. So why not apply them to new Technologies, which give you incredible comfort, visual impact and aesthetically the natural balance you have always thought but did not known how to reach ?

I always like to mention Gary Hamel at his cybernetic studies about all the future disciplines of development…
“…The future’s going to get invented, with you or without you. But if you want to build the new, you must first dismantle your existing belief system and burn for scrap anything that is not endlessly and universally true”.

Manfredo U. Osterroht

* Architect & Urbanist *
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM “CENTRO POLITECNICO” PR BRAZIL * Brazilian Architect * MD Instituto dos Arquitetos & Reg.: CREA 3180-D * 7a RG * Reg. at the * COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTS SOUTH AFRICA * Reg. No. 6449

SPECIALIZATION COURSES:

INTERNATIONAL HOTELS by Holliday Inn & Mature
URBAN MULTI-CLUSTER HOUSING SYSTEMS & CONDOMINIUMS
HOSPITAL PLANNING - Scottish / German System - United Nations
MODERN URBAN TOWN PLANNING & URBAN CYBERNETIC-SYSTEM

THESIS: CYBERNETIC THEORY OF MODERN URBAN PLANNING
INDUSTRIAL TELEVISION STATIONS & FILM STUDIOS
OPTICAL BALANCE OF PERSPECTIVE-DISTORTION 3VP SYSTEM

PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

 

1950
ESCAPEE AND LAST BORN IN THE CITY OF TILSIT NORTH GERMANY, EMIGRATED TO
BRAZIL.

1956 - 1971
SECONDARY/ TERTIARY SCHOOLING AND FORMATION AS
ARCHITECT AT THE “FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANA-BRAZIL

1969
THE INVITATION OF MRS. YOLANDA COSTA E SILVA, WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL,
MR. COSTA E SILVA, TO PARTICIPATE FOR 3 MONTHS ON THE PLANNING OF THE
INTERNATIONAL MULTI-RESIDENTIAL-HOLLIDAY RESORT DEVELOPMENT “TORRES”, ON THE
ISLAND OF TORRES IN PORTUGAL.

1974 - 1989
ADMINISTRATED HIS OWN ARCHITECTURE OFFICE “MANFREDO-ARCHITECTURE” IN THE CITY
OF MARINGA AND APUCARANA, STATE OF PARANA, BRAZIL. ( OFFICE Employees: Maringa: 12;
Apucarana 85.)

1977 - 1988
DIRECTOR OF “MILENIUM” FILM PRODUCING COMPANY / PRODUCING 9 FEATURE FILMS.
"MILENIUM" FILM PRODUCING MERGED IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH FIRESTAR FILM PRODUCTION
WEBSITE FOR MOVIES: www.geocities.com/moonbugsfilms

1984 - 1989
DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND CO-OWNER OF CONSTRUCTION FIRM “M3”, IN THE CITY OF
APUCARANA. (Employees: 350.)

1990 - 1999
AS ASSOCIATE WITH DIVERSE ARCHITECTS IN THE CITY OF DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA.

2000 - 2001
AS FREELANCE ARCHITECT “MANFREDO-ARCHITECT” IN THE CITY OF DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA.


ONLY MAJOR & MAIN PROJECTS FROM BRAZIL AND PORTUGAL

HOTEL MATUR – 312 Lux-APARTMENTS ISLAND OF MADEIRA * 1971
HOTEL MATURE 120 LuxApts. (Associate), MARAKESH / MOROCCO * 1972
HOTEL PRAIA DE MOS 240 Apts / Lucio Tome’ Feteira. ALGAVRE. PTG * 1973
HOLLIDAY INN BEIRUT 360 LuxApts. - MASTER PLAN / LEBANON * 1973
FORMULA I - RACING TRACK, see WebSite: ESTORIL PORTIGAL - F1 * 1974
URBAN PLANNING OF LAGOA DO MARICA’, RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRZ * 1975
MASTER PLAN OF THE TOWN OF Apucarana-PR - BRZ. 1980
RESIDENTIAL “BARAO R. BRANCO” 48 Lux-Apts. Londrina PR - BRZ 1982
RESIDENTIL “TOPAZIO” 48 Eco-Apts, Apucarana PR - BRZ 1982
RESIDENTIAL “CONTINENTAL” 36 Lux-Apts. Maringa’ PR - BRZ 1983
RESIDENTIAL “PALADIUM” 32 Lux-Apts. Maringa’ PR - BRZ 1983
Residence DANIEL DANELIAN, 1200 m2 Sao Paulo SP - BRZ 1975
Residence OSCAR BAYARD, 1 800 m2 Sao Paulo SP - BRZ 1977
Residence ARTHUR DANELIAN, 1200 m2 Sao Paulo SP - BRZ 1975
CATHEDRAL of MARINGA’ 120 m high/ see WebSite: Maringa’ PR - BRZ 1980
TELEVISION STATION CHANNEL 8 - TV Maringa’ PR - BRZ 1979
* WITH Eng. AYRTON CORNELSEN

 

MAIN PROJECTS DEVELOPED IN DURBAN - SOUTH AFRICA
[ Projects 2/ 5/ 6 below are first prize winners, through competitions. ]

CO-PLANNER / SHOPPING CENTER “THE WHEEL” - with Architect Pat Gibson / DURBAN
- SOUTH AFRICA 1989
NRB BANK AGENCY ON FIELD STREET DURBAN / - SOUTH AFRICA 1992
MILL CITY at PITERMARITZBURG (Urban-Project - Not executed ) - SOUTH AFRICA 1994
HAWAAN CASSINO PARK UMHLANGA (Theme park- Not executed)SOUTHAFRICA 1995
EDGE OF THE SEA – Lux-Residential 90 000 m2 / UMHLANGA - SOUTH AFRICA 1997
UMLAZI MEGA CITY - DURBAN (Not executed) - SOUTH AFRICA 1998
RESIDENCE COUSINS, 500,oo m2 - UMHLANGA - SOUTH AFRICA 1998
RESIDENCE PAUL WHITTOME – BALITO - SOUTH AFRICA 2005

 

PROJECTS WON BY COMPETITIONS
- BRAZIL, PORTUGAL and SOUTH AFRICA

FORMULA I RACING TACK - AUTODROMO DO ESTORIL - PORTUGAL 1973
COUNTRY CLUB DE APUCARANA PR - BRAZIL 1974
TV STATION - TV CULTURA CANAL 8 - MARINGA PR - BRAZIL 1974
PALACIO DA INDUSTRIA DE APUCARANA PR - BRAZIL 1975
RESIDENCE OF ARTHUR DANELIAN – Jrd. Sao Bento SP - BRAZIL 1975
HEADQUARTERS OF ASSOCIACAO DOS ARQUITETOS DE MARINGA PR
- BRAZIL 1979
CATHEDRAL DE MARINGA / 120m TALL – MARINGA PR - BRAZIL 1980
NRB BANK CENTRAL DURBAN KZ - SOUTH AFRICA 1992
“EDGE OF THE SEA” / 150 Apts. Lux. Res. Cplx. 90 000m2 UMHLANGA KZ
- SOUTH AFRICA 1995
UMLAZI MEGA CITY DURBAN ( NOT DEVELOPED ) KZ - SOUTH AFRICA 1999

mAA. projected from 1971 to 1990 approximately 180 RESIDENCES, several of them prize awarded project, for innovating design and creativity of use,
through our OFFICES in BRAZIL and SOUTH AFRICA.

 

PERSONAL NOTES

MANFREDO OSTERROHT SPEAKS FLUENTLY: PORTUGUESE/ ENGLISH/ GERMAN AND ITALIAN.

RECEIVED BRAZILIAN CITIZENSHIP FROM THE HANDS OF PRESIDENT COSTA E SILVA
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES RENDERED TO THAT COUNTRY.
EMIGRATED TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 1990

 
   
     
  Hotel Matur - Island Madeira, 1971    
     
  Hotel Matur - Island Madeira, 1971    
     
  Hotel Praia Moz - Portugal, 1972    
     
  Formula 1 racing track - Estoril
Portugal, 1972
   
     
  Residential Barão Rio Branco, Londrina, Brazil, 1982    
     
  Residential Topazio, Apucarana, Brazil, 1982    
         
  Chamber of Commerce, Apucarana, Brazil, 1975    
     
  Residence of A. Daniellan, São Paulo, Brazil, 1975    
     
  Cathedral of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil, 1980    
     
 
   
  Edge of the Sea, Umhlanga,
South Africa, 1995
 
   
Expo Centre, Florianopolis, Brazil, 1985   "Ushukanga" - Study for the first representative of economical powers of Africa. 2008
 
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