Aquarela was designed by Pritzker Prize winner, Jean Nouvel, and is located in the valley neighborhood of Cumbaya. The project is composed of several separate structures grouped together, each 9 stories high. The design of Aquarela responds organically to the project’s surrounding context; it reintroduces the area’s original flora, which undoubtedly creates harmony with the living species in the area. From its terraces, you can enjoy the lush landscaping of the project, its surroundings, and a wide view of the valleys of Tumbaco.
The stone exteriors of Aquarela create a facade that responds to the physical space where it is situated, and these exteriors are covered with native plants from the region. The project follows an eco-efficiency matrix that 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 a commitment to environmental responsibility.
Aquarela is meant to appear as a monolith, to become part of the topography of the Cumbayá valley, and to organically create harmony between the edification and the physical features of the valley rather than disrupt its contours.
East of the city in the Tumbaco Valley, Cumbayá enjoys a warmer climate. In the last decade, it has become the neighborhood of choice for Quito’s wealthy young families and the ex-pat population.
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