safdie architects has been selected to design ‘qorner’, a new residential tower planned for quito, ecuador. the 24-story tower, overlooking la carolina park, features vertically stacked dwellings with units staggered in and out, creating generous garden terraces on each level. the development, which is set to be one of the city’s tallest, is moshe safdie’s first residential building in south america, and first project in ecuador.

safdie qorner tower
all images courtesy of safdie architects

 

 

‘qorner’, which was developed alongside construction firm uribe & schwarzkopf, is sited to take full advantage of its location. the scheme’s ‘fractalized’ profile features private landscaped terraces, which encourage outdoor living, and a green garden wall on the north façade. the tower is topped with an outdoor pool that offers sweeping views across the city, while photovoltaic panels will help provide the building with a sustainable source of energy.

safdie qorner tower
private landscaped terraces encourage outdoor living

 

 

‘we pride ourselves on developing projects unique to the place and program, and at the same time, incorporating principles that have long guided our work,’ says moshe safdie. ‘while our projects around the world are diverse, our principles remain steadfast for each one: access to green space, the maximization of daylight and views in each dwelling, and fostering a sense of a ‘vertical neighborhood’ wherein each apartment forms part of a greater whole.’

safdie qorner tower
the tower is topped with an outdoor pool that offers sweeping views across the city

 

 

‘qorner’ expands safdie architects’ work in south america, which includes the albert einstein education and research center in são paulo, brazil and the serena del mar hospital in cartagena, colombia. along with moshe safdie, the safdie architects project team will be led by principals jaron lubin and sean scensor.

safdie qorner tower
a green garden wall is found on the north façade

safdie qorner tower
the 24-story tower overlooks la carolina park

safdie qorner tower
the design features vertically stacked dwellings with units staggered in and out

safdie qorner tower
the development is set to be one of the city’s tallest

 

 

project info:

 

design architect: safdie architects
executive architect: uribe & schwarzkopf
structural engineers: arup and fernando romo (ecuador)
landscape design consultant: greenstar (ecuador)

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