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BIG, torres en cruz

Cross towers, BIG

Dos torres unidas en altura por bloques horizontales es el diseño propuesto por BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, que resultó ganador del concurso de viviendas celebrado en la localidad Yongsan, centro internacional de negocios de Seúl. La parcela está ubicada sobre uno de los bordes del tejido urbano planificado para el centro comercial y residencial previsto en el plan maestro de Yongsan diseñado por Daniel Libeskind.

El concurso fue convocado para promover el desarrollo y la revitalización de las áreas suburbanas localizadas a orillas del rio Han. El diseño se compone de dos torres de 214 y 204 metros que resuelven las restricciones de altura de la legislación vigente ubicando dos bloques horizontales que las relacionan. Los volúmenes que vinculan las torres están ubicados a 70 y 140 metros de altura. También están unidas en el nivel de acceso y en el subsuelo a través de un patio común que constituye un lugar importante en el diseño.

La parte superior de ambos puentes se constituye como azotea accesible para posibilitar el desarrollo actividades al aire libre, promoviendo una amplia comunicación visual con los edificios vecinos. El edificio aloja 627 unidades de vivienda, una guardería, una biblioteca y espacio para exposiciones. El diseño de BIG otorga a cada unidad buenas condiciones de asoleamiento y visuales. La atípica volumetría parece destinada a convertirse en una referencia del nuevo distrito de negocios.

“La torre típica de por sí elimina la vida de la ciudad que ocupa. La circulación es lineal y las interacciones sociales se producen sólo en los accesos o en el ascensor. Se propone un edificio que triplica la cantidad de planta baja, triplica la cantidad de la interacción social y vuelve a introducir la idea de barrio en un complejo en torre “, Thomas Christoffersen, Socio a Cargo de la BIG.

Marcelo Gardinetti, 2013©

Two towers connected by horizontal blocks height is the design proposed by BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, which won the competition, held in the town houses Yongsan international business center of Seoul. The plot is located on one edge of the urban planned for commercial and residential center planned in Yongsan master plan designed by Daniel Libeskind.

The contest was organized to promote the development and revitalization of suburban areas located on the banks of the Han River. The design consists of two towers of 214 and 204 meters that meet the height restrictions of existing legislation placing two horizontal blocks that relate. Volumes linking the towers are located at 70 and 140 meters. They are also joined at the access level and below ground through a common courtyard, which is an important place in the design

The top of both bridges constitutes   as accessible roof to enable the development outdoor activities, promoting a wide visual communication with neighboring buildings. The building accommodates 627 housing units, a nursery, a library and exhibition space. BIG’s design gives each unit of sunlight and good visuals. The atypical volumetric seems destined to become a reference in the new business district.

“The typical tower inherently removes life from the city it occupies. Circulation is linear and social interactions occur only in lobbies or awkward elevator rides. We propose a building that triples the amount of ground floor – triples the amount of social interaction and reintroduces the idea of neighborhood within the tower complex.”, Thomas Christoffersen, Partner in Charge, BIG.

Fotografías: ©BIG

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