Area / Size
21 600 sm
Through careful studies and analysis, aim of this project was to understand the principles of operation under certain climatic conditions and material choices, in order to suitably apply them in the building’s design.
Purpose was to redefine the relationship of the skyscraper with the public space. A structural three-dimensional arabesque pattern organizes the ground floor open space and splits the building’s base to an array of 3 parts. The linear pattern emerges and unfolds in space, forming the structural support of the inclined volumes, whereas the pattern density signalizes entrance points.
This shaded public space is the “heart” of the tower that allows the street life to enter the building. The base develops as a fluid formation that emerges from the ground, while the concrete surfaces of urban space wrap around and “root” the building to the landscape.
The shell of the building features patterned metalwork that filters light through during the daytime, relieving from the irritating external stimuli and noise, while blurring of the undesired intensity of external sunlight. Avoiding formalistic mimicry, the building belongs to its era while maintaining dialogue with the place and the past.