The Fascinating Twisting Facade of MAD Architects South American Debut: An Innovative Mixed-Use Building in Ecuador

The Fascinating Twisting Facade of MAD Architects South American Debut: An Innovative Mixed-Use Building in Ecuador

MAD has revealed images of Qondesa, a high-rise for Quito, Ecuador. It will be the city's tallest structure, surpassing Danish studio BIG's Iqon tower in neighbouring vicinity. Featuring a twisting facade and "intimately-scaled" residential units, the mixed-use tower promises to offer an unforgettable experience to its inhabitants. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) offers comprehensive coverage of this unique project. Scroll down to learn more:

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Adjacent to the 67-hectare La Carolina Park in Quito, Qondesa will be connected to the rest of the city via the proximate Iñaquito metro station. The project was commissioned by Uribe Schwartzkopf, a developer based in Quito, who has collaborated on previous projects with renowned architects like Jean Nouvel and BIG.

Unique Twisting Facade

The exterior of Qondesa will be a marvel of organic design, inspired by its natural environment. Drawing from the landscape surrounding it, the façade is envisioned as a lush curtain of vegetation that gracefully twists up the facade and descends in cascades of greenery across balconies.

MAD have truly worked their magic to bring this vision to life.

Innovative Urban Strategy

This design forms an essential element of Quito's new urban strategy, which is aiming to foster a greener city with improved transportation and a better quality of life for its citizens.

MAD claims that the form of the skyscraper has been developed so as to not obscure natural illumination and vistas from neighbouring structures.

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