“TO REHABILITATE AND TO RECREATE THE VITAL CIRCLE OF A BUILDING”
Located at the region of “Jardins” in São Paulo city the retrofit of Bravo Paulista has challenged us to transform, to value and to give a new infrastructure to an existing office building.
Its implantation, perpendicular to Santos Avenue, composes in sequence to Scarpa Building on Paulista Avenue. The Ground floor of those two buildings shelter commercial spaces, which are accessed throw a linear and public path for pedestrians that connectsthese two important ways.
The intervention in the building was full. A new casing in its base gives a new meaning to its urban presence, while, new materials to both the interior and exterior, new elements which gives solar protection and a full reformulation to its technical infrastructures and communications, allows its spaces to respond to its needs to occupation and use throw new works relationships ahead.
To ensure the building to its new needs of occupation and to contribute to its increase of internal quality ambient, we prioritized passive and bioclimatic strategies, to improve the natural cooling and lighting, achieving good control of the direct solar incidence.
We stablished a new external volumetric, which values and highlights the building, adding to its base and to its body new “shells” to provide solar protection and climatic control.
In the building´s base, the windows, with their openings amplified, are protected by a “bioclimatic shell”, highlighting the facades. Composed of a metal structure fixed to the facades of the original building, it supports aluminum panels with random perforations, which does not interfere with the visual perspectives provided by the workspaces. This system when lights on at night composesa sort of “lacy” of strong architectural expression that emphasizes the building within its surrounds.
The body of the tower receives, in its front and back facades, an environmental protection in horizontal aluminum profiles that, also fixed to metallic structure detached from these facades, visually unify the building.The new and amplified windows, have glasses with high level thermic achievement and low solar reflection, expand the views, and promotes natural and cross ventilation highlighting the building.
Architecture: Dal Pian Arquitetos
Authors: Lilian Dal Pian, Renato Dal Pian
Coordination: Carolina Freire
Collaborators: Alexandre Kok, Andre Laranjeira, Carolina Fukumoto, Gabriela Pini, Leona Pullin, Lucas Sobral, Luis Taboada, Moacir Zancopé, Renata Espindola, Thais Demattê
Interior Design: Dal Pian Arquitetos
Landscape Designer: Roncato Arquitetura Paisagística
Frames Consultancy: Arqmate
Lighting Designer: Senzi Lighting
ArtisticIntervention: Andrés Sandoval
Structural Project: Modus Engenharia
Air Conditioning: Thermoplan
Building Automation: Bettoni
BuildingSurvey: HZ Engenharia
Legal Consulting: Imóveis de Fato
Accessibility: Pimenta Associados
TechnicalReports: Britez e Ensaios
LEED CertificationConsultancy: Straub e Junqueira
Renderings: Jonas Bernardi
Contractor: PHL Engenharia
Clients: Rio Bravo and Etoile
1. External Environmental Protections: Sulmetais
2. External Coating: Placo (Glassroc) and Ibratin
3. Woodwork: CAF Marcenaria