The city of São Paulo is on the rise with one of the fasted growing populations in the world. As an emerging market, the city is a central focus to developers like Tishman Speyer. The proposed site is located on the outskirts of the city and provides an escape from the fast-paced downtown while still offering a view and direct connections via the interstate. The program calls for a dense residential component as well as a public landscape and a retail area. Issues of safety and traffic congested provide some key issues to be considered.
From the onset of the project, it became clear that tower-living is the norm in São Paulo. However, it was also evident that a site on the edge of the city called for a different solution. By creating a central piazza and splaying the residential units from the center, the site is safe while also avoiding the standard barrier security wall. Additionally, by creating a series of 10-12 story mid-level towers the complex has the potential for over 2800 units while also feeling more intimate in comparison to the typical 25+ floor tower.