Siccal Headquarters - Torre da Baixa Apartment House

Siccal Headquarters - Torre da Baixa Apartment House

Siccal Headquarters - Torre da Baixa Apartment House

Siccal Headquarters - Torre da Baixa Apartment House

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SICCAL HEADQUAR-TERS /  TORRE

DA BAIXA

APARTMENT

HOUSE

COLLECTIVE HOUSING / SERVICES / COMMERCE

The building was thought as two units of different but dialogic languages. This principle is related to the fact that it is very high and located in a single-lane artery in the city center, and therefore its reading is never total or unitary.

Thus, it was conceived by proposing two levels of reading and living:

A reading of human scale, which corresponds to the experience by the citizen at the street level, for those who could read the body, and the perception of the tower is very tangential.

An urban reading, which boils down to the tower, only handles a certain distance or high points of the city.

 

Conceptually, the two formal languages ​​proposed, for the podium and for the tower, according to a city of culture and tropical climate, exploring two strands: a contemporary language on the podium and a language influenced by modernism in the tower. The program predicted a commercial area on the podium, offices and housing in the tower.

 

The formal proposal for the podium proposes a set of intertwining volumes, creating a dynamic image in a composition of colors and textures that accentuate the full and empty. The spaces are interconnected by air passages, transition zones of living and gardens, whose presence participates in a significant way in reading and living the proposed spaces. The tower is a compact body, thought as a box with variations of rhythm that give the facade a chromatic undulation.

LOCATION

Luanda, Angola

YEAR

2004

IMPLANTATION

AREA

2521 m²

SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE LOT

2608 m²