Kouros Tower by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The facade shows the passage of time and as if it were different strata

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Kouros 塔楼方案的目标是设计一座能够经受住时间考验且不会过时的建筑,同时还需要充分适应利用一系列物质条件并将其以创新性的方式呈现。Kouros塔楼被设定为保护城市的入口。在它的立面结构中,建筑仿佛是不同的岩层,展现出时间的流逝,高度则体现出不同的城市功能类型。

The objective of the proposal is to design 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.

▼塔楼外观,exterior of the tower


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.

▼坚固的表面既保持几何形体又不需要额外围护,the facade is in a solid surface and does not need maintenance


▼两座塔楼共享底部商业群楼,the two towers shared same commercial area at the base

▼立面韵律及作为商业区的底部空间,the rhythm of the façade and commercial area in the base

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 for the private use of the attics in one of the towers, and as a common space in the other.

▼简洁明亮的室内空间,simple and bright interior

▼规则几何形的居住空间,dwellings with an orthogonal geometry

▼规则居住空间与圆形平面之间设置露台和必要的遮阳结构,the space between the regular layout and the circular floor is used to arrange the terraces and also to provide the necessary solar protection

▼室外露台和泳池,terrace and swimming pool



▼轴测,axonometric drawing

▼标准层平面,typology plan level

▼屋顶平面,roof plan

▼北立面,north elevation

▼纵向长剖面,longitudinal section

Fran Silvestre | Principal in Charge
María Masià | Collaborating Architect
Fran Ayala | Collaborating Architect
Estefanía Soriano | Collaborating Architect
Sandra Insa | Collaborating Architect
Pablo Camarasa | Collaborating Architect
Ricardo Candela | Collaborating Architect
David Sastre | Collaborating Architect
Sevak Asatrián | 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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