Originally, the building had the purpose of being a sewage treatment plant in the city. It was built in 1910 by the English company Manaós Improviments, concessionaire of sanitation services, contracted by the state government from 1906.
With neo-renaissance characteristics, the building has, on the right side, a 24-meter chimney, built with refractory compact bricks, crowned by a molded iron hat. So it became known as Chimney.
Tombado as Historical Monument of the Amazon in 1988, the building was reformed in 1993 as Center of Arts Chaminé to house the Pinacoteca of the State, with temporary expositions.
In 2002 the building received new renovation, already as Usina Chaminé, and was reopened as part of the actions of the Nature Preservation Program of the Cultural and Historical Memory of Amazonas.
Usina Chaminé has in its internal area rooms for permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as Espaço Criança with film projection, children's workshops and puppet theater. In its external air an arena for spectacles.
The Usina Chaminé has a collection of temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as the collection of children's space that in its three environments has equipment adapted to the children's audience
GUIDE OF VISITS
The main objective of the Usina Chaminé is to awaken in the community an avant-garde artistic manifestation that runs away from the concepts and forms already presented without neglecting the traditional artistic manifestations.
In this sense, the observer will have the opportunity to confront the "new" and the "traditional" thus forming his own concept of art.
Espaço Criança carries out various activities through the scheduling of schools through the Pedagogical Center of the Secretary of State for Culture (SEC) and activities according to the commemorative dates.
The other events held in this space of culture are due to the opening of temporary exhibitions, which has 03 rooms located on the ground floor of the building.
From January 17, 2017, the Usina Chaminé Cultural Center will receive the general public from 9am to 2pm, from Tuesday to Friday.
Av. Manaus Moderna s / n - Centro.
Telephone / Fax: 3633-3026