Oliveira Lima situated in São Paulo, Brazil, was designed by Decio Tozzi Arquitectura e Urbanismo Ltd . This considered, the architect designed a transparent roof composed of a spatial metal structure enclosed by framed safety transparent glass which offers the necessary protection against rain, wind and the characteristic damp fog that usually drifts over the region.
The adopted solution proposes to superimpose above the old physical structure of this street a structure that will transform it and will help to create a street shopping area thus offering to the new Oliveira Lima the same standard of comfort and shelter that are found in the traditional shopping malls aside from integrating it into the urban life of the central section of the city of Santo André.
The pillars that support the roof were set along both sides of the street alignment and mark the boundaries of the shops. Since the shop fronts have different width the resulting uneven spacing between pillars resulted in an interesting movement provided by the irregularity of the different intercolumniation.