Oliveira Cotta is a São Paulo based company, specialised in commercial, industrial and residential projects for over 22 years now. The practice is led by two founding partners,providing high quality design.
With over 700 projects, our work follows the principles of mutual respect in relationships and commitments, acting responsibly with the budget constraints and showing consideration towards our clients’ investments.

Oliveira Cotta has a multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers that work together creatively since the start of the project, combining their knowledge to devise integrated, sustainable design solutions.   

Environmental and social aspects are at the heart of the company’s design process. We work closely with our clients throughout the process to bring our sensitiveness and awareness into their perspective and to understand their needs extensively, which are the main drive behind our design.


Siemens Office Building

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Area: 11,175 m²
Client: Siemens
Date: 2010 - 2011
Status: Completed

This building was designed to be a research center and headquarters of one of the biggest Siemens’s companies, Chemtec. The challenge of this project was to design a compact building with high density, achieving a technological look while dealing with site and budget constraints. Since the first sketches the
building design had an environmental agenda and aimed to achieve a gold level LEED certification. Located in Fundao Island in the Rio de Janeiro, which hosts a technological campus, the place has a privileged view to the sea. Doubtless, this was the greatest inspiration for the project. Each façade received a proper solar control strategy according to its orientation, which helped to achieve a considerable reduction in the cooling loads of the building.