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Königsberger Vannucchi creates São Paulo’s tallest skyscraper


Native studio Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados has accomplished Platina 220, the tallest skyscraper in São Paulo, which has a central block flanked by three shorter volumes.

The skyscraper has been accomplished in Brazil after eight years of building as a part of a 2014 grasp plan to redevelop elements of the town. It’s positioned within the São Paulo neighbourhood of Tatuapé within the east of the town.

skyscraper with city in the background
Königsberger Vannucchi has accomplished São Paulo’s tallest skyscraper

Standing 172 metres tall with 46 storeys, Platina 220 unseated Aron Kogan’s Mirante do Vale, which beforehand held the title of tallest within the metropolis at 170 metres tall.

Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados (KV) selected to create a skyscraper in 4 volumes, with a major tall rectilinear quantity flanked by three shorter ones.

profile of the skyscraper with side blocks visible
It’s composed of 4 volumes

“In gentle tones, the central prismatic block with terraces and window frames organized in several positions creates a stimulating impact of contrasting lights and shadows,” mentioned the studio.

“Thus, the constructing seems to be like a monolith carved into the panorama,” it added.

“In darker tones, the aspect blocks protect the principle block’s verticality. In addition they stand out as buttresses by offering the constructing with a way of help.”

lower volumes of the building
The variations in colouration make the smaller volumes seem like buttresses

On the principle quantity, the set-back balconies of the porcelain facade-clad exterior enable for max shading to the packages inside the tower, which embrace residential, lodge, workplaces and retail.

On the bottom ground, the tower terminates at a podium that’s comprised of glass and darkish metal with an awning that stretches across the entryways, making a lined walkway across the base of the construction.

ventilated facade
It has recessed balconies on the facade

The skyscraper was constructed to convey extra business pursuits to japanese São Paulo.

The intersecting targets of making each visible integration with the town and financial improvement led KV founding associate Jorge Königsberger to check the undertaking to a Tangram, a puzzle the place totally different geometric items are slotted collectively.

Street view
It has a glass-and-steel podium

“We’ve got additionally made positive the constructing positively impacts surrounding areas,” mentioned the studio.

“It delivers mixed-use, lively facades, and concord with the road, amongst different parts.”

Whereas the tower is the biggest within the metropolis, it’s far off from the tallest within the nation, which is One Tower in southern Brazil, standing at 290 metres tall.

Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados was based in 1972 in Brazil and has accomplished over 1,000 tasks, together with an residence block with shifted balconies.

Skyscraper with trees in the foreground
It’s half of a bigger improvement undertaking

Platina 220 is a part of the Eixo Platina improvement. It’s being developed by Porte Engenharia e Urbanismo and encapsulates six large-large tasks within the space.

Different current tasks within the metropolis embrace Safdie Architects’ addition to a medical advanced that has a big glass atrium over an expansive indoor inexperienced space.

The pictures is by Pedro Vannucchi.


Challenge credit: 

Challenge staff: Jorge Königsberger, Gianfranco Vannucchi, Francesc De Fuentes, Liliana Sá, Alexandre Daud, Carla Estrella, Sandra Dellarole, Rafael Cavalheiro, Thalita Teixeira Ambrogi, Vinicius Campos, Julio Sartori, Erika Chioato, Paulo Massao, Thais Bombonati, Felipe Rossi, Sabrina Airon, Eduardo Tong, Engelbert Bertoni
Incorporation and building: Porte Engenharia e Urbanismo
Construction: Edatec Engenharia S/C LTDA
Landscaping: Takeda Arquitetura e Paisagismo
Inside design: Triptyque Structure
Laws consulting: Levisky Arquitetos
Basis: Portella Alarcon
Electrical and hydraulic installations undertaking: Projetar Engenharia
Body design: Crescêncio Petrucci Consultoria e Engenharia
Steel construction: Metal Make Engenharia Estrutural
Facade: Favenk e Portobello
Air con: EPT Engenharia LTDA
Acoustics: Akkerman Alcoragi Acústica supreme
Photo voltaic heating: Chaguri Consultoria e Engenharia de Projetos Ltda
Automation: si2 Soluções Inteligentes Integradas
Drainage: Erelys Assessoria e Consultoria Ltda
Lighting: Studio Ix
Sealing: Addor Associados

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