- Engineering: Trisul
- Landscape: Benedito Abbud
- Project Management: Renata Marques
- Structure: França e Associados
- Metalic: Beltec
- Electrical And Hydraulic Installations: SPHE
- Mechanical Installations: Willem Scheepmaker & Associados
- Seals: Addor
- Interiors: Fernanda Marques
- Foundations: Apoio
- Lighting: Castilha Iluminação
- Acoustic: Giner
- Automation: Studiolo Engenharia
- Waterproofing: PROASSP
- Project Team: Douglas Tolaine, Fernando Vidal, Lara Kaiser, Adriana Barbosa, Silvia Seabra, Thiago Scandolara, Leticia Ferolla, Cesar Ramos, Paul Bringold, Fernando Afonso, Fátima Oliveira, Rodrigo Gianoni, Guilherme Ramalho
- Collaborator: P&S Consultores
- City: Ibirapuera
- Country: Brazil
Text description provided by the architects. In 1954, the city of São Paulo received what would become one of its most celebrated postcards: the Ibirapuera Park. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the urban park, an icon of modern architecture, has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the city, as well as the epicenter of the development of the surrounding neighborhood. After 68 years of this landmark's creation, the global studio Perkins&Will updates the architectural parameters of the region with Oscar Ibirapuera, one of the most impressive residential projects in the high-end São Paulo market, with a permanent view of the city's most exuberant green area.
Built by Trisul Real Estate Company, the project offers apartments with 186 m2, 227 m2, or 233 m2, with 3 or 4 bedrooms and up to 4 suites. "The floor plan was conceived so that the living room could have 9 meters-facade free of pillars, providing a wide panoramic view of Ibirapuera Park – something unique in the city", says Douglas Tolaine, Design Director at Perkins&Will.
The common areas have a gourmet party room with double height, outdoor and indoor pools with a 20-meter lane, a solarium, dry and wet saunas, a spa, a fitness room, a pilates room, a playground, a playroom, a game room, and a bike rack. The common area’s interior design is by Fernanda Marques, responsible for improving the comfort and fluidity feelings of the spaces. Benedito Abbud's landscaping stands out for the vertical gardens installed on the facades of the balconies, and also for the harmonization between tropical species, such as short-stature palm trees, and the native ones, such as Adam's rib, positioned on the ground floor.
Contemporary modernism. The Oscar Ibirapuera aesthetics is guided by reinterpretations of elements recognized as hallmarks of Brazilian modernism, such as roofs supported only by columns, organic shapes, and brise-soleil on the facades. The marquee that winds through the common areas is a direct reference to the magnificence of Ibirapuera Park's marquee designed by Niemeyer, located 15 minutes away from the building. Oscar Ibirapuera also offers a generous walkway fully open on its sides, consolidating a great integration into the environment.
Found in the design of the marquee, in the skylights, and also in the outdoor pool, the organic shapes are equally striking. The rounded edges, the sky blue-color of the coatings, and the proximity of the marquee all combined recall the exterior of one of Niemeyer's masterpieces, the Casa Canoa, protected by the National Heritage Preservation Agency (Iphan).
The movable brises-soleils present on the facades and made with beveled wood panels offer a contemporary reinterpretation of this feature widely used in modernism to protect the interiors from the incidence of sunlight while giving the building liveliness. The panels reappear on the ground floor as a finishing of the walls, contrasting with a wide white metallic lattice designed with a geometric pattern, and accentuating the rhythm of the passage areas.
The accuracy in the creation of spaces allows the project to awaken sensations while instigating permanence. In this way, Oscar Ibirapuera reconciles the innovation and urbanity that high-end projects demand while inviting an immersive experience in the largest and most beautiful city’s green area, providing its residents with the necessary serenity to balance their daily tasks. With architectural traditions as its starting point, Oscar Ibirapuera translates contemporaneity in order to evolve perennial and long-lived, following the same path as the park that surrounds it.