2017
Global
Height rank

Titanium La Portada

Santiago
Height 195.0 m / 640 ft
Floors 55
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Titanium La Portada

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Avenida Isidora Geyenechea 2800

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Completion

2010

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Chile

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Santiago

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Energy Label

LEED Gold

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

195.0 m / 640 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
195.0 m / 640 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
184.0 m / 604 ft
Helipad
Height, measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance, to the building's helipad.
195.0 m / 640 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

55

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

7

# of Elevators
Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

25

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

132,736 m² / 1,428,758 ft²

Rankings
#
2017
Tallest in the World
#
10
Tallest in South America
#
2
Tallest in Santiago
#
931
Tallest Office Building in the World
#
5
Tallest Office Building in South America
#
1
Tallest Office Building in Chile
#
1
Tallest Office Building in Santiago
#
1031
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
8
Tallest Concrete Building in South America
#
2
Tallest Concrete Building in Chile
#
2
Tallest Concrete Building in Santiago
Construction Schedule
2005

Proposed

2007

Construction Start

2010

Completed

Owner/Developer
Inmobiliaria Titanium
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Alfonso Larrain; SENARQ
MEP Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MasterClima
Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

SENARQ Construtora

Videos

12 October 2011 | Santiago

Massive 8.8 Earthquake Hits the Tallest Building in Chile

Throughout its history, Chile has been affected by some of the strongest earthquakes ever registered. This has shaped the country as well as educated its...

About Titanium La Portada

The building’s design was inspired by the very essence of the “La Portada” area, a geographical gateway shaped by wind and the ice water river flow from the Andes since the ancient glacial period. The main tower’s two glass façades simulate soaring wind-filled sails plying the urban torrent. The visual energy generated by this arrangement is further enhanced by numerous urban features converging to the site, transforming the building into a physical and symbolic referent at the metropolitan level. Also, the building transmits its dynamic energy through vertical cuts in the curved façades along with the helical arrangement of the decks.

The façade reflects the heartbeat of a living, constantly changing environment nourished by the city’s main arteries. The crowning oval rooftop seems to levitate above the building’s ethereal glass sails—a metaphor for the physical challenges involved, met and overcome to realize this project for Chile’s capital. The Titanium name comes from the metal alloy; a resistant, durable and viable long-lasting element.

The building’s erection was only possible due to the development of an anti-seismic technology, contained in several energy dissipaters distributed up along the height of the building. Shortly before the building’s official opening this system was put to the test when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile in February 2010. The building survived this monumental seismic event unscathed. The building’s facade is also seismic resistant, with its insulated laminated glass used throughout the entire building. Additional safety features include fireproof pressurized elevators for emergency operation, two pressurized staircases, two external ladders for emergency evacuation and a double helipad on the roof.

The tower has set a new environmental standard for high-rise architecture in Chile, implementing strategies such as: energy behavior monitoring, natural ventilation through operable awning windows, recycling stations on every floor, high-efficiency thermo-panel walls which maximize the entrance of light while filtering solar radiation. Further, more than 70% of the ground level is dedicated to gardens, passages, squares and galleries for the public.

12 October 2011 | Santiago

Massive 8.8 Earthquake Hits the Tallest Building in Chile

Throughout its history, Chile has been affected by some of the strongest earthquakes ever registered. This has shaped the country as well as educated its...

21 October 2010 | Santiago

Interview: Titanium Inmobiliaria Tower

Abraham Senerman and Patricio Mont both of Titanium Inmobiliaria Chile are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2010 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute...