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Iqon – Quito, Ecuador

Posted in Built by Javier Ignacio Robalino on February 26, 2020

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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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Qorner – Quito, Ecuador

Posted in Built by Javier Ignacio Robalino on February 26, 2020

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Building: Qorner
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Completed: 2020
Area: 127,014 sq ft
Architects: Safdie Arquitects
Executive Architect: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Collaborators: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Structural Engineer: Arup., Fernando Romo
Landscape Consultant: Greenstar

AE Interest:

“On a prime corner site overlooking La Carolina Park in Quito, the 24-story tower features vertically stacked dwellings with units staggered in and out. The fractalized tower profile creates generous landscaped terraces on each level, with operable glass walls that merge indoor and outdoor living to take full advantage of Quito’s year-round temperate weather.”

“The building profile steps back to reveal a “hill side” of terraces, and also steps forward to create a “cliff face”. The arrangement in section of projecting terraces provides natural shading from the sun. As the building steps in and out, generous double height landscaped terraces are created on each level.”

 

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Aquarela – Quito, Ecuador

Posted in Built by Javier Ignacio Robalino on February 26, 2020

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Building: Aquarela
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Completed: 2020
Area: 136,580-square-metre
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Executive Architect: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Collaborators: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Associate Architects: Alberto MEDEM – Humboldt Arquitectos S.L
Project leader: Alberto MEDEM assisté de María ROJO
Landscape: Isabelle GUILLAUIC
Images: Cristina DE LUCAS, Eduardo HERNÁNDEZ, Sabrina LETOURNEUR, Jesús RODRIGUEZ, María ROJO
Graphics: Eduardo HERNÁNDEZ, Eugenie ROBERT
Interior Architecture: U&S – Uribe y Schwarzkopf
Local Architects and engineers: Uribe y Schwarzkopf Ingenieros y Arquitectos S.A
Consultants: CIEL ATELIER, GREENSTAR, GRUPO SAM

 

AE Interest:

“Aquarela includes nine residential stone-cladded blocks. Ateliers Jean Nouvel imagined an approach that could mimic the context, with curved balconies wrapping the intervention, overfilled with greenery. These rocky gardens connect the residents to the natural outdoors and strengthen the integration of the building.”