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e-Tower

Rua Funchal 418 Vila Olímpia BR-04551-060 Zona Sul
Sao Paulo SP Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began2002
  Finished2005
Floor Count37
Basement Floors4
Floor Area51,225 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - fitness center
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - atrium
 - landing pad
 - pole
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - granite
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof487 ft

Description
• Architect: Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos.
http://www.aflaloegasperini.com.br

• Constructor: Tecnum Construtora/Munir Abbud Empreendimentos Imobiliários.

• Companies: BESP, Engebrat Consultoria, Ricardo França, Érika Luna, DW/Santana, Soeng Construção Hidro-elétrica Ltda, Mingrone, MHA Engenharia, Apoio Assessoria e Projetos de Fundações S/C Ltda, Acústica & Sônica, AEC Consultoria, HR Assessoria Aeronáutica, Laboratório de Aerodinâmica da Construção/UFRGS, Engemix, ThyssenKrupp Elevadores, S.A., Gondomatic Representações Ltda., YKK do Brasil, PROASSP - Assessoria e Projetos.
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• The tower's designed is inspired by that of the Westendstraße 1 in Frankfurt and broke the world record for concrete resistance, 149 Mpa with a 10m high lobby floor-to-ceiling.

• Originally proposed to be taller, the height was scaled back because of the heavy helicopter traffic in the area and the approach of Congonhas Airport Routes.

• The tower contains a fitness center on its 20th floor, a restaurant on the 19th floor, and a heated swimming pool on the 37th floor. The balcony on the 9th floor is for private use only.

• The ground floor includes an auditorium that seats 100 persons.

• Total height from the 4th level underground to the top of the helipad is 161.9m.

• The building sign sculpture was designed by Marcelo Aflalo, but was finally not included together the half site water mirror.

• The building is composed of three different volumes with such area for each floor:
- 03rd to the 07th: 1100m² of net area,
- 08th to the 19th: 850m² of net area,
- 22th to the 37th: 550m² of net area.

• The building site is 6350m². If count the Ground floor building has 38-storey, where the 38 one is a share of swimming pool used from fittness center, mechanical floor and a future restaurant not yet definied.
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• Info Page: http://www.arcoweb.com.br/arquitetura/arquitetura648.asp

• Rendering: http://www.pef.usp.br/VSimp/images/eTower.jpg

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