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Iqon – Quito, Ecuador

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Building: Iqon
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Completed: 2021
Area: 35000 m^2
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Maria Sole Bravo
Project Designer: Lorenz Krisai
Project Architect: Stephanie Choi
Collaborators: Uribe & Schwarzkopf, Rene Lagos, Geo Estudios, Fernando Romo, Reg Hough, CPP Wind Tunnel
Construction: HoffmannGrindline 

AE Interest:

It is going to be Quito’s tallest building at 33 stories. It is constructed by stacking concrete modules which are rotated to offer a wider view range. It has large vertical gardens which are designed to grow trees which later can be moved to other parts of the city, it is intented to be an urban tree farm.

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Written by Javier Ignacio Robalino

February 26, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Built

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