daniel libeskind completes vitra residential tower in são paulo daniel libeskind completes vitra residential tower in são paulo
jul 15, 2015

daniel libeskind completes vitra residential tower in são paulo

daniel libeskind completes vitra residential tower in são paulo
image © ana mello
all images courtesy of studio libeskind

 

 

 

studio libeskind has completed its first project in south america, a luminous residential tower in the itaim bibi district of são paulo. located near a number of the city’s main thoroughfares, the development also offers quick and easy access to the popular ibirapuera and do povo parks. named ‘vitra’, the multi-faceted glass tower contains only one apartment for each unique floor plan, with a two-storey penthouse occupying the rooftop.

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the luminous residential tower is located in the itaim bibi district of são paulo
image © ana mello

 

 

 

‘the inspiration for the project is the city of são paulo and the brazilian people,’ said architect daniel libeskind. ‘I designed this tower to expresses the optimism, vibrant culture and dynamic possibilities of a truly pluralist people.’

 

internally, the sun-soaked lobby features a cast-in-place concrete reception desk that is set against a floor-to-ceiling brazilan wood wall. the pairing of concrete and warm wood is echoed throughout the building’s refined interiors. the sustainable solutions employed in the project include a system for rainwater collection and reuse, solar panels for heating water, and the use of sustainable materials that reduce the energy consumption caused by air conditioning and elevators.

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the development also offers quick and easy access to the popular ibirapuera and do povo parks
image © ana mello

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the multi-faceted glass tower contains only one apartment for each unique floor plan
image © JHSF

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a two-storey penthouse occupies the rooftop
image © romulo fialdini

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the entrance to the tower
image © ana mello

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the lobby features a cast-in-place concrete reception desk
image © romulo fialdini

daniel-libeskind-vitra-residential-towersao-paulo-brazil-designboom-02
the pairing of concrete and warm wood is echoed throughout the building’s refined interiors
image © romulo fialdini

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sustainable solutions have been employed throughout the project
image © ana mello

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the scheme offers views across the brazilian city
image © ana mello

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the tower’s design was inspired by the country’s vibrant culture
image © ana mello

 

 

project info:

 

date: 2015
status: completed
client: JHSF project site
building size: 14,000 sqm (total) / 77 m (elevation)
architect of record: pablo slemenson arquitetura
structural engineer: JKMF
mechanical engineer: M.S.A. mário sérgio
electrical engineer: M.S.A. mário sérgio
windows: QMD consultoria

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