Sao Paulo’s Infinity Tower

International
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Rising almost 400 feet (120 meters) above Sao Paulo’s financial district, reminiscent of a ship setting sail, is the Infinity Tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. With its cutting edge technology and unique design, one of Sao Paulo’s first Class-A towers is attracting high profile tenants, including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Bloomberg, Facebook and Louis Vuitton.

The office tower blurs the distinction between indoor and outdoor spaces, with natural materials at the building’s base, a mix of Cumaru wood and Brazilian granites, below an 18-story curving glass facade offering optimal panoramic city views and plenty of natural light. A shaded walkway dotted with reflecting pools and greenery is covered with a porte-cochere canopy, providing a tranquil pedestrian entryway. The glass walls are equipped with “brise soleil” technology, fins that fan out to protect against glare and harsh sunlight. Private balconies climb both sides of the tower’s curve offering striking views to the north of Avenida Paulista and south to a rising development. The rooftop is accentuated with sharp edges and a heliport.

 

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