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BFC Corporate Building Retrofit in São Paulo
Contemporary High Rise Development on Paulista Avenue, SP, Brasil – design by Perkins + Will
30 Jan 2018
BFC Corporate Building
Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: Paulista Avenue, São Paulo, Brazil
BFC Corporate Building
Reference with its arches, the old building had to leave a private bank headquarters occupancy, with everything it represents: very closed, dark, facing inwards. And turn it into a place with greater thermal, acoustic and lighting comfort, without putting everything on the floor. In addition to creating an integration with the environment and enable dialogue with the pedestrian, without barriers such as grids or obstacles.
With the challenge of renewing a city icon to make it current, without losing the class and sophistication that marked its history. The project proposed removing 10,000 square feet of granite and installing a high-performance reflective glass skin. The stone will be used in the elevator halls, the annex and on the sidewalks.
The transparency of the extra clear glass in the shop windows of the annexes and the opening – inside the BFC site – of a pedestrian walkway with pergola, without bars, allow the perfect integration with Paulista, strengthening the new vocation of the avenue, which comes attracting all retail networks, interested in the large circulation of people, estimated at 1.5 million a day. Manifestation of urban gentleness, this deck, from the side of Alameda Rio Claro, covered by a charming pergola of metallic support and woody coating, will also have benches, creating a pleasant living area.
Internally, to increase the light entry span on the floors, it was necessary to remove the old perimeter walls and still demolish the blind gables in the building corners. This brought a 30% increase in brightness, with a reduction in energy consumption and an increase in footing, allowing greater comfort for the user.
BFC Corporate Building Retrofit in São Paulo images / information received 300118
Location: Paulista Avenue, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
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