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Bjarke Ingels reveals towering project in South America's greenest capital
POSTED 09 May 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
Scandinavian architecture bureau Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have unveiled plans for EPIQ – the firm's second project in Quito, Ecuador.

Situated on the cusp of the 670,000 sq m La Carolina Park, the 24-storey mixed-use building will comprise a variety of shopping units, offices, and residences.

In an apparent evocation of the Spanish Colonial buildings in Quito's UNESCO-recognised old town, the tower will also feature a rose-coloured facade.

Quito's ecological heritage, meanwhile, (the city has been called South America’s "greenest capital") will be reflected in EPIQ's heavily foliaged gardens and terraces.

Other on-site amenities will include a rooftop pool, spa centre, extensive lounges, a music room, a fitness suite, and a yoga area.

Speaking on the project, BIG – who are collaborating on the design plan with Uribe & Schwarzkopf – said: "While the facade pattern is based on the scale of the individual apartments, the red and pink hues give each volume its own identity.

"Together, these residential blocks form a vertical neighbourhood that exemplifies a new approach to integrating outdoor space into a high-density residential building aimed at fostering a community."
Additionally, residents will have access to the complex's on-site cinema, music room, and nursery. Credit: Image via EPIQ
The site will also be home to a yoga space and a fitness suite. Credit: Image via EPIQ
EPIQ will boast numerous leisure amenities, such as a pool and spa. Credit: Image via EPIQ
The 44, 000 sq m project will rise in Quito, one of South America's highest and greenest cities. Credit: Courtesy of BIG
 


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09 May 2019

Bjarke Ingels reveals towering project in South America's greenest capital
BY Andrew Manns

EPIQ has been described as a

EPIQ has been described as a
photo: Courtesy of BIG

Scandinavian architecture bureau Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have unveiled plans for EPIQ – the firm's second project in Quito, Ecuador.

Situated on the cusp of the 670,000 sq m La Carolina Park, the 24-storey mixed-use building will comprise a variety of shopping units, offices, and residences.

In an apparent evocation of the Spanish Colonial buildings in Quito's UNESCO-recognised old town, the tower will also feature a rose-coloured facade.

Quito's ecological heritage, meanwhile, (the city has been called South America’s "greenest capital") will be reflected in EPIQ's heavily foliaged gardens and terraces.

Other on-site amenities will include a rooftop pool, spa centre, extensive lounges, a music room, a fitness suite, and a yoga area.

Speaking on the project, BIG – who are collaborating on the design plan with Uribe & Schwarzkopf – said: "While the facade pattern is based on the scale of the individual apartments, the red and pink hues give each volume its own identity.

"Together, these residential blocks form a vertical neighbourhood that exemplifies a new approach to integrating outdoor space into a high-density residential building aimed at fostering a community."



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