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Account Justice of São Paulo City
Tribunal Contas Município São Paulo

Av. Prof Ascendino Reis, 1130 Ibirapuera
Sao Paulo SP Brazil

Construction Dates
Floor Count28
Building Uses
 - residential
 - conference
 - government
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - cantilever
 - hole
 - narrow base
Architectural Style
 - brutalist
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete (plain)
 - concrete, reinforced
 - concrete

• Design of the facade: Office Croci, Aflalo & Gasperini, Architects Ltda.
• Architect: Gian Carlo Gasperini.

• Construtor: Better S.A.
• Owner: Tribunal de Contas do Município.

• The building, headquarters of the Court of Accounts of the Municipality of São Paulo was inaugurated on 19 November 1976. But to remain at current address, set up temporarily, soon after its creation in 1968, the Palácio Anchieta, seat of the House of Councilors of the city. At the time, the Legislative Decree No 3 of April 29, 1969, the Board decided to stay in the Court Anchieta Palace for a specified period, until 31 January 1975.

• Aware of the need for a proper place for its final installation, civil engineer Paulo Salim Maluf (1969-1971), to take the Mayor at the end of the mandate of Brigadeiro Faria Lima (1965-1969), gave the institution the area for the construction of the headquarters.

• A letter from then president of TCM, Teófilo Ribeiro de Andrade Filho, dated February 13, 1970, was sent to the Executive requesting authorization for the necessary measures to fulfill the task of caring for the architectural project.

• Authorized by the Mayor Paulo Maluf, was an open a tender for submission of the draft of the headquarters building of the Court. Subscribed six companies of the branch of architecture of São Paulo. The office Croce, Aflalo & Gasperini - Architects Ltda. was the winner of the competition. The drafts were judged on 5 June 1970 by a joint committee, composed of advisers and surrogates holders, engineers and architects, thus consists of: Teófilo advisers Ribeiro de Andrade Filho and Ivan Gualberto do Couto, counselors, substitute Sebastian Barbosa de Almeida and José Altino Machado, architect Paul Watanabe, a representative of the mayor, engineer Sarfert RA Gunther, a representative of the secretary of works and architects Henrique Mindlin, Harry Cole and Mauricio Roberto, the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Department of Guanabara, especially the three guests.

• Met the pre-phase of the project, the Executive determined the opening of bids for the construction of competition. The works of the new building were hired after the administration of Mayor Paulo Maluf and initiated in 1972, second year the office of Mayor José Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz (1971-1973), but were soon halted according to the City's financial difficulties. Miguel Colasuono (1973-1975) re-assumed the construction of the building. The administration of Mayor Olavo Setúbal (1975-1979) was decisive for the completion of the works of TCM.

• In mid-1976, the works of the building reaches its final stage, with the removal of scaffolding.

• One of the rare copies of Brutal Style building in the city, the headquarters building of the TCM is deemed one of the architectural landmarks in São Paulo.

• The brutal influence the international and Brazilian architecture in the 50 to 70. The original meaning of the term came to designate the use of brut Béton (apparent concrete) used in the works of Le Corbusier, French architect pointed to one of the most important names in modern architecture of post-World War II.

• Subsequently, the term Brutal is now used to characterize a limited number of works, but very significant, existing in various parts of the world by saving one another important formal approaches, constructive and plastic.

• Info Page: http://www.vitruvius.com.br/arquitextos/arq084/arq084_00.asp

• Photo Links:
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