THE PROJECT’S LOT IS SURROUNDED BY TALL NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS. THE ALLOWED FOOTPRINT BY CODE WAS 50% OF THE LOT’S SURFACE.
THE CODE PERMITS A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 14 STORIES FOR THE BUILDING.
BY SHIFTING A PORTION OF THE BUILDING TOWARDS THE SIDE, THE AREA AT STREET LEVEL OPENS UP, GENERATING AN ENTRY PLAZA ON THE CITY CORNER.
BY TILTING THE TOP GRADUALLY, THE NECESSARY DISTANCE FROM THE NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS IS ASSURED TO GENERATE LIGHT AND AIR ACCESS TO THE UNITS.
THE TILTED SURFACES GET TERRACED TO GENERATE A VISUAL CONNECTION FOR EVERY UNIT TOWARD THE SURROUNDING CITY AND LANDSCAPES.
VERTICAL CIRCULATION, ALONG WITH INTERIOR COURTYARDS, CREATE A CROSS VENTILATION SYSTEM.
A mixed-use project in Quito, Ecuador combines a residential part with three types of apartments and commercial premises on the ground floor. A compact entry plaza connects the building with the surrounding green areas and the city. In order to address the issues related to the maximum allowed height and maximize the use of space, Jasper Architects created a structure of cut-out overlapping levels shifted to the side. The resulting terraces provide protection from the sunlight, ensure a sense of privacy, and make the façade appear more dynamic. Besides, every apartment gets a panoramic view of the city and the valleys.