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SESC Avenida Paulista

LEED Silver Brazilian Contemporary Building in São Paulo – design by Königsberger Vannucchi Architects

22 Mar 2019

SESC Avenida Paulista, São Paulo

Design: Königsberger Vannucchi Architects

Location: Av. Paulista, 119 – Bela Vista, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

SESC Av. Paulista – Königsberger Vannucchi office wins the most important Architecture sustainability prize in Brazil.


The SESC Avenida Paulista project wins the Best Project of this edition and was laureate with the 1st place in the category “Institutional Building”

Königsberger Vannucchi office from Brazil, author of the SESC Avenida Paulista project, was the winner of the 6th edition of the Saint-Gobain Architecture Award – Sustainable Habitat. In addition to winning ‘Best Project’ of this edition, SESC Avenida Paulista won the 1st place in the Institutional Building category.

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

The Saint-Gobain award is already consolidated as one of the main awards in the architecture sector in Brazil. The winners were chosen for excellence in comfort, innovation and sustainability.

The SESC Avenida Paulista project, delivered in 2018, stands out as an extension of the Avenue itself, establishing as a free territory to be appropriated by the people. Among its structural characteristics, the concept is developed in large accesses, in the various areas of coexistence and even in the choice of materials, such as the use of non-reflective glass. The project has the LEED Silver Certificate too.

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

The option for the material, which appears conjugated to zinc plates on the facade, reveals the various activities carried out inside the building. The architecture is only complete when activated by the movement of people, and for this relationship, every structure was conceived thinking of the actions that will be developed in the Unit, guided by the “Body-Art-Technology” trinomial.

The spaces and services – Café, Library, Children’s Room, Technology and Arts, Sports and Shows, Shop and Dental Offices – were distributed over 17 floors with four basic aspects: the neighborhood between similar activities, levels of noise produced by the activities, the volume of the public accessing the unit and the external visuals.

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

In addition to the aesthetic effect, the large glass slide acts as an acoustic and thermal antechamber, always flanked by a naturally ventilated internal terrace, which acts as a screen for refrigerated environments. These, in turn, have their corridor seals defined from the amount of light desired, in glass with solar control and spaces for shows and exhibitions are contemplated with blackout. The other facades are sealed with light precast or masonry, reducing in this way the thermal and acoustic loads coming from the outside.

About Saint-Gobain Award:

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

Photography: Pedro Vannucchi

Königsberger Vannucchi Associated Architects, São Paulo

Founded in 1971, Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Asociados works in the development of urban, residential, commercial, hotel, retail, institutional and mixed-use projects. Responsible for the project of projects awarded nationally and internationally, the office has already performed more than 1000 projects, of these 340 already built.

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

About the partners

Jorge Königsberger holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Mackenzie University – FAU / Mackenzie. He was a professor at FAU / FAAP and at FAU / Mackenzie, as well as director of the Institute of Architects of Brazil – IAB / SP.

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

Gianfranco Vannucchi holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo – FAU / USP.

Both are former presidents of the Brazilian Association of Architecture Offices – AsBEA.

Daniel Toledo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of São Paulo – POLI / USP. Joined the Königsberger Vannucchi in 2013, and joined the office in 2016

About *Sesc
Maintained by entrepreneurs of the trade in goods, tourism and services, the Social Service of Commerce – Sesc – is a private entity whose objective is to provide the welfare and quality of life to workers in this sector and their family. Present in all Brazilian states, Sesc promotes actions in the field of Education, Health, Culture, Leisure and Assistance.

SESC Avenida Paulista Building by Königsberger Vannucchi

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Address: Av. Paulista, 119 – Bela Vista, São Paulo – SP, 01311-903, Brazil
Phone: +55 11 3170-0800

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