Kouros Tower, the archetypal new project finished by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

News Infurma04/02/2019
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Kouros Tower, the archetypal new project finished by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos presents its latest finished project, the Kouros Tower, a building that aspires to have the ability to go through time and not become obsolete, adapting to physical conditions and making the most of them in order to present the situation in an innovative way.

The building is configured as a Kouros that guards the access to the city. In the composition of its façade, the building shows the passage of time and as if it were different strata, the heights that have defined the different types of the city are shown.

We have therefore two towers with a common communication core. The curved geometry together with the intense rising sun make the gradient of shadows favour the slender perception of the tower. The necessary technical plants are inserted allowing to compose the rhythm of the façade. In the base of the tower there is set the commercial area, on top of which the common areas of the building are placed, swimming pool, gymnasium, etc. The floor plan of each tower allows to draw 6 dwellings per floor with an orthogonal geometry. The space between the regular layout and the circular floor is used to arrange the terraces and also to provide the necessary solar protection. The arrangement of these exterior spaces facilitates the cleaning and maintenance of exterior carpentry which, by not being the main feature of the façade, allow to economize the proposal. The attics meet the required setbacks and the roofs are destined forthe private use of the attics in one of the towers, and as a common space in the other.

The structure is configured by a rigid core and the distribution of the floors facilitate the materialization of a simple structure. The facade is designed using a solid surface that adapts to the geometry without the need for thermoforming, anchored to the bearing structure by means of a ventilated façade system. This construction system has the advantage of not needing maintenance, which is especially favourable in high-rise buildings.

Credits

ARCHITECTURE: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS
INTERIOR DESIGN: ALFARO HOFMANN

PROJECT TEAM
Fran Silvestre | Principal in Charge

Fran Ayala | Collaborating Architect
Sandra Insa | Collaborating Architect
María Masià | Collaborating Architect
Estefanía Soriano | Collaborating Architect
Pablo Camarasa | Collaborating Architect
Ricardo Candela | Collaborating Architect
David Sastre | Collaborating Architect
SevakAsatrián | Collaborating Architect
Vicente Picó | Collaborating Architect
Rubén March | Collaborating Architect
Jose Manuel Arnao | Collaborating Architect
Rosa Juanes | Collaborating Architect
Gemma Aparicio | Collaborating Architect
Sergio Llobregat | Collaborating Architect
Juan Martinez | Collaborating Architect
Paz Garcia | Collaborating Architect
Neus Roso | Collaborating Architect
Daniel Uribe | Collaborating Architect
Joan Maravilla | Collaborating Architect
Javier Briones | Collaborating Architect
Ángel Pérez | Collaborating Architect
Sergio Tórtola | Collaborating Architect
Marta Escribano | Collaborating Architect
Phoebe Harrison | Collaborating Architect
Daniel Yacopino | Collaborating Architect

Ana de Pablo | Financial Manager
Sara Atienza | Communication

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