The use of precast structure systems and facade panels earned the Tietê Shopping Mall the Precast Concrete Construction of the Year Award in 2014 granted by ABCIC. The award recognizes architectural projects which combine aesthetic beauty and innovation using precast concrete structures.
Logistics was one the project’s greatest challenges. Pillars measuring 24 m high were laid and assembled using a crane and other two simultaneous cranes were used to assemble the other parts. A large corridor was left for assembly of the steel roof and 13-meter beams were used. Various components had to be modified to reach maximum crane weight, i.e., use of light concrete and a box caisson with EPS coating.
The food court is covered by a disc-shaped steel roof which had to be fixed to the precast structure. This posed a challenge as the steel and concrete structures had to be jointly processed.
The façade steel pillars are slanted, while the precast structure bears the horizontal loads.