Jean Nouvel Unveils Design for Hotel and Residential Tower in São Paulo

Jean Nouvel Unveils Design for Hotel and Residential Tower in São Paulo, View of the southwest façade. Image Courtesy of Grupo Allard
View of the southwest façade. Image Courtesy of Grupo Allard

Jean Nouvel has unveiled the design of his latest project: a 22-story tower located near Avenida Paulista inSão Paulo. The skyscraper, dubbed Rosewood Tower, is part of Cidade Matarazzo, a 27,000-square-meter site containing historic buildings that once made up the Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital. A heritage-listed site, the Allard Group is restoring the buildings and creating a cultural center, of which Nouvel’s new tower will be a central component.

Set to contain a hotel as well as residential units, Nouvel’s tower is designed to be a vertical continuation of the local landscape. Thus, the nearly 100-meter-tall tower develops at different levels, forming terraces and large gardens with small and medium-sized trees.

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Courtesy of Grupo Allard

Courtesy of Grupo Allard

The hotel and residential complex will have 151 guest rooms and 122 residential suites, two restaurants, a bar and a “caviar lounge,” in addition to three pools, a spa and a fitness area.

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View of the northwest façade. Image Courtesy of Grupo Allard

View of the northwest façade. Image Courtesy of Grupo Allard

“Matarazzo Park is a remnant. More than a remnant, I would say it’s an oasis. It’s a space of calm urbanisation. A space of incredible trees: figs and magnolias. The hospital in the middle of the grounds is a sort of mini-town, very well organised around patios. Surrounding this little gem is a chaotic metropolis. What is most interesting for me is being able to work with the memory of the place,” said Jean Nouvel in a press release.

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Entrance from Itapeva street. Image Courtesy of Grupo Allard

Entrance from Itapeva street. Image Courtesy of Grupo Allard

São Paulo and Paris-based Triptyque will be the executive architect for the tower as well as for the restoration and repurposing of the pre-existing buildings.

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Courtesy of Grupo Allard

Courtesy of Grupo Allard

Nouvel’s tower is set to be completed by the end of 2018.

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