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Fábrica do Conhecimento (Knowledge Factory)

30 de November de 2020

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Formerly the site of the Brasil Industrial textile mill, the Knowledge Factory is a large compound shared by several cultural entities – the Municipal Culture and Environment Secretariats, the Villa-Lobos Music School and the Municipal Ballet Company are some of them.
The stately main building is four thousand meters high, follows British architecture and has been landmarked by the for heritage protection by the State Cultural Patrimony Institute (INEPAC) since 1985.

Opened in 1871, the mill shut down in 1984. It was bought by City Hall in 2001 and turned into the Knowledge Factory, also referred to by locals as the Municipal University.

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  • Purchased by the city hall in 2001, it was then transformed into the Knowledge Factory, or the municipal university, how it is called by the city residents.
  • About six thousand students are enrolled in institutions that are held in the building; The Support Foundation to the Technical School of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Faetec), the HigherTechnological Institute of Paracambi, the Federal Center of Technological Education of Chemistry (Cefetq) and the Center for Education from Rio de Janeiro (Cederj)

Address: Ministro Sebastião de Lacerda Street – Paracambi – RJ
Phone: +55 (21) 2683-0160
+55 (21) 3693-5305 – Culture and Tourism Office