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Proposed Building for Quito will Resemble Twisting Vines

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04 May 2023 | Quito, Ecuador

Chinese architecture studio MAD has unveiled initial renderings of Qondesa, a skyscraper for Ecuador's capital Quito. The mixed-use tower will feature a plant-covered exterior. The exterior facade twists from the ground to the sky like a twisting vine with multiple balconies climbing up the structure. 

This will be MAD's first South American project. The exterior cladding will echo volcanic rock in color, a natural feature due to the city's proximity to stratovolcano Pichincha. 

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Located next to Quito's 67-hectare La Carolina Park, Qondesa will be connected to the rest of the city via the neighbouring Iñaquito metro station. The project intends to be constructed using "eco-efficient engineering" and will take measures to ensure responsible consumption of resources and energy, as well as comprehensive waste management starting from the building's construction stage.

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