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Height: Architectural 151.4 m / 497 ft
Height: Occupied 135.3 m / 444 ft
Height: To Tip 151.4 m / 497 ft
Height: Helipad 147.2 m / 483 ft
Floors Above Ground 34
Floors Below Ground 5
# of Elevators 40
Tower GFA 169,411 m² / 1,823,525 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,498

Facts

Official Name Ventura Corporate Towers
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro
Street Address & Map Avenida República do Chile, 300
Postal Code 20031-170
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2010
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Regional Ranking #66 Tallest in South America
National Ranking #27 Tallest in Brazil
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Rio de Janeiro

Companies Involved

Owner Camargo Corrêa Desenvolvimento Imobiliário (CCDI); Tishman Speyer Properties
Architect
Design Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Other Consultant
Façade Vidaris, Inc.

About Ventura Corporate Towers

Ventura Corporate Towers was constructed in two phases, beginning in April of 2006 with the east tower. Excavation work for the west tower did not commence until after the east tower had already reached structural topping out. The towers are a mirrored reflection of one another directly abutting from their basement levels to the 24th floor before stepping back for their remaining height, which extends to the maximum allowable by current zoning laws for the city. Like the two towers, a connected parking structure on the north side of the buildings was also constructed in two parts directly abutting and mirroring one another.

The towers are nearly square in form with a triangular bevel in the south façade that starts wide and narrows as it goes up the height of the tower—making a direct reference to the neighboring Metropolitan Cathedral which is conical in form. Green plated glass elements form prisms and surfaces in contrast to the continuous rigid granite east and west faces which wrap up the building forming an “L” over the roofs, further unifying the two towers as one architectural expression.

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