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Sun Towers
The team recently won acclaim in two different categories in the 7th Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa, receiving a total of four awards for their work on the Sun Towers Hotel and the Florida Penthouses.
Originally called Amazon River Palace, the Sun Towers hotel was designed to be built next to one of the most important rivers in the Amazonas,
the Rio Negro. Offering both exclusive hotel and residential apartments accentuated with restaurants, a spa, a nightclub, a fitness academy, a convention center, and a high-end marina, the design is defined by large open terraces, contributing to the overall shape of the building with a built area of more then 66 000 square meters.
The main apartment corridors open up to the center of the hotel, creating a dramatic, soaring lobby. Outside, residents and patrons can enjoy an elevated view of the river at the riverside bar and pool designed to take advantage of an increasingly impressive landscape.
Candusso’s team used Vectorworks® Architect software to create the freeform design; they relied on the Digital Terrain Modeling capabilities to conform the building and its accompanying amenities to the rolling riverbank.
Using their software’s 3D modeling capabilities, the Candusso team created a high-class space with double-high stories and a generously proportioned terrace. They used the database worksheet query functions extensively for net wall areas, and other information to get accurate measurements from the model during the study phases.
Candusso Arquitetos
In São Paulo, Brazil, Roberto and Renato Candusso form a father-son team. Roberto founded Candusso Arquitetos in 1976 and Renato joined him later. The firm of over 50 professionals has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and is known for the design of more than 1 300 hotels, condominiums, residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers, and corporate spaces.

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