Built next to the Luiz Simoes Lopes building, FGV’s headquarters, the complex designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer includes a tower, with 19 floors and a terrace, and a cultural center with a library, study area and auditoriums. At the official laying of the foundation stone, FGV named the future building in honor of the architect - Oscar Niemeyer Tower. Niemeyer's nephew, João Niemeyer, represented him in all stages of the building work.
The complex was designed and built within modern sustainability parameters in order to positively impact society today and in the future from an ecological, economic and social point of view.
The complex has received various environmental certifications including the Green Seal & LEED certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for developing high-performance buildings and environmentally sustainable. The certification is given to buildings that meet certain criteria from the beginning of construction, such as energy optimization, renewable energy use, land cover and outer casing, waste management, recycling, preservation and restoration of biodiversity, pollution reduction light among others.
FGV is proud to be a part of the life and work of Oscar Niemeyer and honors the master of curves.
To learn more about the work and life of the architect, please visit the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation website (in Portuguese).
Click here to see photos and videos of the building during construction.
To view the location of the Oscar Niemeyer Tower, please click here.