Itatiaia Building

The Itatiaia Building (Portuguese: Edifício Itatiaia) is an apartment building in the Centro district of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. It was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) in 1953 and completed in 1957. It was the only residential tower in Campinas until the early 1960s, and was the first Modernist building in the city.[1][2]

Itatiaia Building
Edifício Itatiaia
Edifício Itatiaia - fachada frontal.jpg
Itatiaia Building, Campinas
Edifício Itatiaia is located in Brazil
Edifício Itatiaia
Edifício Itatiaia
Location of Itatiaia Building in Brazil
General information
Architectural styleModernist
AddressRua Irmã Serafina, 919 - Centro, Campinas - SP- CEP 13015-201
Town or cityCampinas, São Paulo
CountryBrazil
Coordinates22°54′13.71″S 47°03′26.15″W / 22.9038083°S 47.0572639°W / -22.9038083; -47.0572639
Groundbreaking1953
Completed1957
Height49 metres (161 ft)
Technical details
Floor count15
Floor area11,153.42 square metres (120,054.4 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators3
Grounds1,569.8 square metres (16,897 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectOscar Niemeyer
EngineerWerner Müller

It occupies 1,569.8 square metres (16,897 sq ft) on a trapezoid-shaped plot of land on Irmã Serafina Avenue. It is often compared to another of building of the period, the Copan Building (Edifício Copan) in São Paulo.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Processo 03/10: Edifício Itatiaia" (in Portuguese). Campinas, Brazil: Prefeitura de Campinas. 2011. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  2. ^ a b Silva Leme, Roberto; Salgado, Ivone (2009). "Arquitetura Moderna em Campinas: o Edifício Itatiaia" (PDF). Risco: Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo. 9 (1): 22–34. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2016-08-10.