Faria Lima Plaza (“FLP”) is a AAA office tower located on Avenida Faria Lima with 40,937 sqm (440,643 sf) BOMA over twenty floors and six underground parking levels containing over 1,200 parking spaces.
The Faria Lima Plaza tower is exceptionally well situated at the intersection of a large central plaza and the main avenue leading to the financial district of São Paulo.
The concept of the design is that of an ‘embrace’ of two forms elegantly and dynamically interlocked in a dance.
The tower floor plates vary slightly in size allowing for a variety of tenant options.
The material palette of bronze and glass with a dramatic, dark core is unique. The composition sits atop a contrasting, white granite stepped platform amidst a landscaped plaza replete with serene water features and benches tucked under the lifted tower.
• Shopping Iguatemi
• Shopping Eldorado
• Club Pinheiros (sporting club)
• Club Hebraica (sporting club)
• SESC Pinheiros (cultural center)
• Instituto Tomie Ohtake ( Institute Of Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture)
• George V
• Ibis Styles Faria Lima
• Quality Inn
• Rua dos Pinheiros
• Rua Ferreira de Araújo
• Rua Sampaio Vidal
• Vila Madalena
• Rua Vupubassu
• NB Steak
• Barakah Cozinha Árabe
• Mare Monti
• Cervejaria Nacional
• Churrascada do Mar
• Schnaps Haus Comida Alemã
• San Fran
• Nou Restaurante
• La Nonna de Lucca
• Adega Santiago
• Goose Island Brewhouse
• Lanchonete da Cidade
• Bacio Di Latte
• Dama Confeitaria
FLP features the most connectivity to the public transportation grid of any office tower on Avenida Faria Lima in addition to direct access to the municipal bicycle path network.
FLP is located at Av. Faria Lima, one of the largest financial centers in São Paulo, between Jardins and Pinheiros neighborhoods. The region has experienced various municipal improvements over the past decade to become a reference in urban mobility, accessibility and quality of life.
The surroundings feature the gastronomic hub of Rua dos Pinheiros, culture and art collections at the Tommie Ohtake Institute, and the artsy neighborhood of Vila Madalena, one of the most coveted regions in São Paulo.
• Avarege 45 dedicated parking spots per floor
• Visitor parking
Faria Lima Plaza has been certified LEED Gold, by the U.S Green Building Council, which incorporates the principles of smart growth, urbanization, and green building.
Bernard Bühler Award | KPF
3rd place out of 150 worldwide submissions
Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards
Second Place – High-Rise Structures
Faria Lima Plaza, São Paulo, Brazil. The Faria Lima Plaza building represents a modern and innovative project, and it stands out mainly due to its differentiated architecture. The building is approximately 110 m (360 ft) high and has sloping pillars that change its direction along its length. The architectural concept of the project is based on two forms that intertwine with each other in an elegant and dynamic way, as in a dance. The bold architecture required high‐level engineering to be successfully built, considering not only the technical challenges of the project, but also the logistical difficulties of constructing a building of this size in a very busy region in São Paulo city. The building also obtained LEED Gold precertification, confirming a sustainable, efficient, and economical structure, with principles of smart growth and green construction. The study of the concrete was focused on obtaining optimized mixture designs with reduction of cement content and of CO₂ emissions into the atmosphere, also contributing to obtain a more sustainable construction. The structural solution for the foundation forecasted the construction of a combined footing with a volume of 1400 m³ (1830 yd³) of concrete and 3 m (10 ft) in height and required detailed thermal studies to define the concreting plan and the fresh concrete precooling levels. The inclined pillars designed by the architect made it necessary to perform several concrete tests, including creep tests for different concrete mixture designs. There is no record of another building project in Brazil for which this test was done. Faria Lima Plaza has already become a symbol among the many skyscrapers in São Paulo and has a huge potential to become an architectural and high‐level engineering reference in the largest city of South America.
Project Team Members: Desenvolvedor: VR Investimentos; Architectural Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Engineering Firm: Construtora Fonseca & Mercadante; General Contractor: VR Investimentos; Concrete Contractor: Construtora Fonseca & Mercadante; Concrete Supplier: Votorantim Cimentos S/A ‐ Engemix; Structural Design Company: Pasqua & Graziano Associados; Concrete Consulting Company: DESEK.
Nominator: Instituto Brasileiro Do Concreto (IBRACON)