LocationSão Paulo, Brasil
Arquitectos a CargoPedro Nitsche e Lua Nitsche
Design TeamJoão Nitsche; Rafael Baravelli; Suzana Barboza
Project Area2539.0 m2
Site Area1.411 m²
Text description provided by the architects. The project presents some important issues both in the urban sense and in aspects of spatial quality and the optimization of the site:
The project takes advantage of the topography, the strategic position of the site in relation to the city, and sets the architecture as the protagonist to value the built footage and give a new look to the corporate workspace.
The plot is located on João Moura street, at the end of the valley on Sumaré Avenue. João Moura street is an important connection between the Vila Madalena and Pinheiros districts. For those on Sumaré Avenue, the building will have a strong presence. This is why we decide to keep next to the north side facade and understand it as a great panel, composed of openings and colorful screens. For those on João Moura street, the access level is setback 10 meters from the front alignment, twice as necessary by law, ensuring a break for the street and highlighting the reception that progresses toward the street.
The project also takes advantage of the topography of the land and accommodates the building subtly, dispensing earthworks or excavations, even for underground environments.
We determine two important collective areas: the access described above and the square, a common area at the rear level of the lot (+12 m). The square is the continuity of the garden and promotes the overall connection of the site in a single plane. The back of the site is connected with stairs leading to Cristiano Viana street.
Another important feature of the project is the relationship between the built area and the distribution of spaces and terraces. The project does not use the maximum built area allowed by law, and lets the architecture value the built areas: the rooms are spacious, with 2.7 meters below the forum; beams are prestressed and flat; the pillars are set back from the facade; and the enclosures are independent. These characteristics guarantee flexibility of use and spatial quality. The building also has terraces with different dimensions, which qualifying the project and as said before, give a new look to the corporate workspace.