Tropical Tower / Triptyque Architecture

Tropical tower / triptyque architecture

Triptyque Architecture took part in a 150,000m2 master plan in the city of São Paulo organized around a university campus receiving 15.000 students. The whole project consists of four towers with a mixed program: 400 apartments, an hotel, offices and shops. Two others French agencies have been invited to work on this project: PCA and Edouard François.

Tropical tower / triptyque architecture

The Tropical Tower designed by Triptyque Architecture is an element of twins towers with mixed program (lofts and hotels) connected to the 23rd floors by a gateway, its 45 floors will receive 200 apartments.

Tropical tower / triptyque architecture

The Tropical Tower is defined by its nonlinearity, opposing to the ambient rationality, it is a twist of the architectural body. This body is inhabited by a vegetation extending over the 150m height. Each floor provides access to the plants, where the terraces, kind of excrescences, will support trees or even greenhouses, some of them will be used for vegetables growing.

Tropical tower / triptyque architecture

The architecture of the Tropical Tower is expressive, the black concrete slabs constitute horizontals framing the full height glass who provides transparency and view for the inhabitants.

Finally, the tower is equipped with movable brise-soleil arranged on the most exposed facade, this mobility creates a vibration, a deconstruction of the order in an organic architecture.

Project Details:

Location: São Paulo, Morumbi, Brazil
Site area: 38,900 sqm
Total area of the 4 towers: 236,200 sqm
Tropical Tower built area: 35,000 sqm
Architects: Triptyque Architecture
Partners: Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaëlli, Greg Bouset e Carolina Bueno
Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
Project manager: Bianca Coelho
Team: Fernanda Figueira, André Mathias, Murillo Fantinati, Renan Bussi

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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