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The João Brícola Building is a notorious construction in the city of São Paulo, designed by the architect Elisário Bahiana, who is also responsible for the Chá viaduct and the São Paulo Jockey Club. The building was designed in 1936 to be the seat of Banespa, one of the largest banks in the country at the time. However, the building on Ramos de Azevedo Square became synonymous with a megastore at a time when there were no shopping malls in São Paulo. Mappin opened its megastore at João Brícola in 1939, and since then, the building has become the emblem of department stores in the city.

João Brícola represents an architectural landmark in the city of São Paulo and is located in a region that is part of the requalification program of downtown São Paulo. The Anhangabaú Valley redevelopment project seeks to transform the region into a lively, safe and attractive area, to set cultural and sporting events.

Located in downtown of São Paulo, in front of the Municipal Theater, João Brícola Building is easily accessible by all means of public transport: bus, train and subway, in addition to the cycle paths that connect the central region to other regions of the city.


Location Ramos de Azevedo Square, 131 – Downtown
Total GLA 12,359 m2
Floors 13
Floor type (GLA) 600 and 1,000 m2
Free height and slab 2.7 – 3.7 meters
Air conditioning Individualized system
6 social and 1 service elevators
Security 24-hour social ordinance, with CCTV system and access control
Generator 2 generators with 440 kVA to serve common areas
Year of construction / retrofit 1939
Available services Meeting room and training room
Access to the development Close to República, Anhangabaú and São Bento subway stations, and other public transportation points