Unique Tower

Quito / Ecuador / 2020

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Architect: ​Carlos Zapata Studio, Uribe Schwarzkopf


Description: ​Unique, a mixed-use building off the northern edge of La Carolina park, is designed by Carlos Zapata as a sort of urban sculpture, reconsidering the typical composition of vertical buildings. For example, the three-story open-air communal area is located at the midpoint of the building, creating a building that feels more porous and light, and also integrates landscaping that relates to the neighboring park.


The terraces of the building are landscaped with native trees and plants, giving a sense of continuity with La Carolina Park. The lobby will feature a specially commissioned large scale work from a local artist.In the near future, it will have easy access to the Quito Metro, with a key station located a few steps from the building, increasing its accessibility to and from the different sectors of the city.


The project follows an eco-efficiency matrix which dictates the conscious use of materials, construction systems, and technical design, which are developed to generate the least possible impact when it comes to the use of non renewable resources (electrical energy saving, use of potable water, collecting and reusing rainwater, water treatment, irrigation systems, etc), demonstrating commitment to environmental responsibility.


Total Square Meters: ​18,846.16 m2
Number of Units: ​99 apartments, 5 commercial units Number of Floors:​ 24
Communal Amenities:


●  Doorman lobby
●  Game room and arcade
●  Kids room
●  Rooftop terrace with 360 degree view of the city, with seating and barbecues
●  Fitness room with spinning studio
●  Covered outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and lounges
●  Screening room
●  Business center
●  Spa with sauna, steam room, and massage room

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    Architect: ​Carlos Zapata Studio, Uribe Schwarzkopf Description: ​Unique, a mixed-use building off the northern edge of La Carolina park, is designed by Carlos Zapata as a sort of urban sculpture, reconsidering the typical composition of vertical buildings. For example, the three-story open-air communal area is located at the midpoint of the building, creating a building that feels more porous and light, and also integrates landscaping that relates to the neighboring park. The terraces of the...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Tower blocks/Skyscrapers
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