The fastest elevators in Brazil are set to be installed at the Birmann 32 office building on Faria Lima Avenue in São Paulo, announced thyssenkrup elevators on 3 December 2018. The elevators serving the upper zone will operate at a speed of seven meters per second, meaning they can travel through the building’s 27 floors in about 30 seconds.
With urbanization creating a world of increasingly tall buildings, elevators are playing a critical role in getting people safely and efficiently from A to B. The Birmann 32 project, commissioned by Faria Lima Prime Properties (FLPP), will have eight elevators travelling at the peak speed to move people quickly and easily around the 125-meter tall venue.
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In addition to the corporate tower, the project will bring together 13,500 square meters of space for events and a theater, as well as a large covered plaza that will integrate the building with the public space to host exhibitions and musical events. thyssenkrupp Elevator will provide a total of 27 elevators across the different building areas. Twenty-three elevators will serve the 29 floors of the commercial tower – 16 of which will be for the exclusive use of passengers, four will be for the garage floors, two will be for cargo transportation and one will be for the restaurant. The other four elevators will be installed in the theater, which will occupy a six-story building next to the tower and with a capacity of 500 people.
The whole Birmann 32 site has been designed with environmental protection in mind, with energy-efficient construction methods and components. The project will be designed by architect Chien Chung “Didi” Pei of Pei Partnership Architects, who created the Ronald Regan Medical Center at the University of Los Angeles and the renovated Fine Arts Museum of Boston.