Edificio Copan

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Facts

Address: Avenida Ipiranga, 200 

Year of completion: 1952–66 

Client: Companhia Pan-Americana de Hotéis e Turismo & Banco Nacional Imobiliário (BNI) 

Architect: Oscar Niemeyer 

Floors: 33 

Podium floor area: 5,811m2; tower floor area: 2,633m2

Apartments: 1,160 

Description

Copan was commissioned as a large hotel resort to be delivered in 1954 for the celebrations of the fourth centenary of the city. Originally, two separate buildings were planned next to each other, one hotel and one residential, but the hotel was never built. It is one of the first ‘neighborhood units’ much inspired by Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation. The large base includes a cinema, offices and shops along winding covered galleries. The latter also provide access to the six cores of dwellings. It is still today one of the largest residential buildings in the world, rising up to 140m. At the time, Avenida Ipiranga had a compulsory minimum height of 39m, defined by law no 41 in 1940.

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built

Date

01/05/1966

Address

Avenida Ipiranga, 200 - Centro, São Paulo, Brasilien

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Floors: 33

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