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
Coordinates22°54′13.71″S 47°03′26.15″W / 22.9038083°S 47.0572639°W / -22.9038083; -47.0572639
Height49 metres (161 ft)
Technical details
Floor count15
Floor area11,153.42 square metres (120,054.4 sq ft)
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]


  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.