São Paulo Corporate Towers
Studio: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Project: São Paulo Corporate Towers
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Credit: Ana Mello
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects designed the São Paulo Corporate Towers following the winning entry into an international design competition.
Located on Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitscheck, the project consists of two 30-story commercial towers. The project also incorporates an extensive landscape, restaurants, and conferencing center above a five-story below-grade parking garage and loading dock totaling 258,000 square meters.
The towers have special prominence as the site location allows for great visibility from Marginal Pinheiros, the river and a major transportation artery of São Paulo. The design responds to this special site location with a pairing of two sculpted towers that form a dynamic composition. The towers are similar in their floor plans, but oriented differently on the site to appear to be two very different forms from all major approaches.
The 9.48 acre site also has an amenity building that accommodates restaurants and a modular convention center. Below grade is parking totaling 4,184 parking spaces. The project’s ground plane is designed as an extensively landscaped park that preserves 171 existing fully mature species of trees of the Mata Atlantic forest.
Certified LEED Platinum for Core and Shell, the project features high performance facades, sun shading and day lighting strategies, water management, and the creation of comfortable outdoor environments.