New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently completed Infinity Tower in the financial district of São Paulo, Brazil. The 118-meter tall tower is reminiscent of a schooner under full sail, according to the project description.
“The concept of the metaphorical ship tacking to claim its berth on the shores of Faria Lima is a distinct and powerful image within the dense urban context of São Paulo,” William Louie, who led the design of the project, told ArchDaily.
The building’s “sails” wrap each level with two sweeping curves of a glass curtain-wall system that supports the exterior “brise soleil” fins to control sunlight and glare. The ground floor features a series of reflecting pools, shaded walkways and landscaped green areas.
Apple will reportedly move its Brazilian headquarters into the tower, according to local media.