MAD Architects' First South American Project Will Be the Tallest Building In Ecuador Capital
Boasting a warped design that mimics twisting vines.
Following its “Momentum” installation at Milan Design Week, Ma Yansong‘s MAD Architects has unveiled its first architectural project in South America.
Set in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the historic city is dominated by international cultures, thriving ecosystems, and century-old traditions. MAD Architects designs Quito’s soon-to-be tallest building to accompany its flourishing landscape. “Qondesa” embraces its environmental surroundings and integrates nature at every turn.
Ecuador’s architectural background inspires the warped building, which mirrors twisted vines that connect with greenery sprouting from resident balconies. The project’s stone-like appearance mimics Quito’s Old Town structures, boasting a sustainable construction that aligns with the city’s eco-friendly targets. Besides apartments, the building will feature various amenities and communal areas where tenants can relax and enjoy captivating city views.
Take a closer look at MAD Architects’ ongoing “Qondesa” project in the gallery above.
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