The project for a corner lot, located in a privileged area of são paulo, approaches from the strategy of occupation to the choice of the construction system. Prospecting alternatives for the best use of the area, both quantitatively and qualitatively, were used resources such as the active facade, resulting in the coefficient of utilization and the pleasant relation of the building to the environment. To highlight the building in the city, the idea was to adopt the structure of glued laminated wood. It was the architects' overall conceptualization of the enterprise, from the type of use to its urban and architectural characteristics. The intention was to make the ground floor a semi-public space, opening a pedestrian path crossing diagonally and setting it in the midst of shops and the lobby of the offices. The floor reproduces the public pavement and there are openings that allow the wide incidence of natural light, so that one has the sensation of continuity between inside and outside the complex.
The shops are facing the street and also the interior, and the access to the mezzanine of the restaurant takes place by means of an open staircase that ends in a large terrace. The building is positioned at the corner, which emphasizes the architectural composition: the transition from the basement of glass and concrete to the upper floors, made of wood.
They are seven corporate floors, retracted from the street and the ground floor. Its three faces facing the outside are glazed, while the fourth of them houses the tower of elevators. To be executed with reinforced concrete, the tower will act structurally in conjunction with the laminated wood system. Such technology is already widely used in Bernardes Arquitetura projects, but until then it was restricted to residences.