Philippe Starck Tower designed by the team of architects behind the residential YOO GYE skyscraper that will be built in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in conjunction with YOO Inspired by Starck, has been revealed by the company that will develop the project, Uribe Schwarzkopf. The Philippe Starck Tower with an expected height of 176 meters will be constructed in Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, and will be situated along the Rio Guayas river, which passes through the city.
Philippe Starck, a French designer and the leader of YOO Inspired by Starck, referred to the structure as a “paradise” intended for the delight of the people who would live in it. “YOO Inspired by Starck” The residential tower will have 46 stories and feature a total of 633 units that will be organized in blocks that are staggered further and further apart as the building becomes taller.
“YOO projects, and YOO GYE in particular, are about ‘you’, I wanted to create a place that draws people together, that makes them laugh, makes them more in love, more sparkling, more intelligent.I wanted to create fertile surprises to awake people, to create conversations, to create interactions and to trigger creativity. A place where us, humans, are at its heart. YOO GYE will be this place, this island, this sort of paradise designed for the happiness of the people who will live in it.” shared YOO Inspired by Starck creative director Philippe Starck.
A striking sequence of arches, will create an outdoor space that, according to the developer, will incorporate social spaces as well as native vegetation.
In addition to the residential units, the tower will feature a plethora of amenities such as a health club, swimming pools both indoor and outdoor, a movie theatre, and a “party room,” as well as retail space on the lower levels. The architectural renderings of the skyscraper show it situated in a more rural area; nevertheless, it is planned to be constructed in the Puerto Santa Ana neighbourhood of downtown, which already contains a number of other high-rise structures.
The exterior will be encased in a combination of glass and stone and will have several arches, which are characterized as a common theme prevalent in the area. YOO GYE creates a modern basic design for functional living by combining the earthy textures of soft woods and stones with robust, high-sheen glass and metal finishes. The firm places a conscious emphasis on using local resources such as limestone.
“We’re excited once again to be working with YOO Inspired by Starck and announce plans for our third project with them; YOO GYE, our latest contribution to the growing transformation of Guayaquil,” added Uribe Schwarzkopf general manager Joseph Schwarzkopf talking about the Philippe Starck Tower.
Uribe Schwarzkopf, an Ecuadorian real estate developer, is behind the construction of the skyscraper, which is scheduled to be finished in the year 2027. In the past, the company has been responsible for commissioning MAD’s first building in South America as well as the tallest structure in Quito, which was built by the Danish architectural firm BIG.
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The renowned firm YOO Inspired by Starck was established by Philippe Starck, a brilliant French designer. The business, which was founded in 1999, has significantly impacted the fields of architecture and design. The foundation of YOO Inspired by Starck is the idea of producing remarkable living environments that flawlessly combine practicality and aesthetics.
The business has achieved success in a variety of ventures, including residential, hotel, and business developments. To make creative designs a reality, YOO Inspired by Starck works with builders, architects, and interior designers. Their strategy is to incorporate Starck’s distinctive aesthetic and philosophy into each project while also capturing the spirit of the site.
With a presence all over the world, YOO Inspired by Starck has finished projects in many locations, including London, New York, Singapore, Buenos Aires, and Moscow. They have been included in major journals and exhibitions, and their designs have attracted notice on a global scale.
By disrupting established design norms and rethinking places, YOO Inspired by Starck stands out from the competition. The knowledge and imagination of Philippe Starck were important in developing the brand and reputation of the organization. YOO Inspired by Starck keeps inspiring and revolutionizing the world of architecture and interior design by fusing usability, sustainability, and cutting-edge design.
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Uribe Schwarzkopf is a prominent architecture company known for its innovative and forward-thinking designs. Founded by architects Toomy Schwarzkopf, the firm has established itself as a leading force in the field of architecture, pushing boundaries and creating remarkable spaces.
Uribe Schwarzkopf was founded in 1973 with a vision to create architecture that is both aesthetically pleasing and responsive to the needs of its users. Uribe Schwarzkopf has worked on more than 200 projects in the last 46 years. Architects and designers with whom the company has recently worked include Jean Nouvel, Moshe Safdie, Marcel Wanders, Bjarke Ingels, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Carlos Zapata, and Tatiana Bilbao. These initiatives expand on the modifications brought about by the company’s early efforts and serve as a symbol of the city’s new future. Quito is rapidly become more urban, vibrant, and innovative with the arrival of the city’s first metro line in 2020.
Tommy Schwarzkopf is the CEO of Uribe Schwarzkopf. Under his leadership and vision, the company has promoted healthy urbanism by designing high-quality homes and buildings that give their occupants a better quality of life, set new architectural and environmental standards for the city, and helped communities and neighbourhoods thrive.
With a strong focus on client collaboration and an unwavering dedication to design excellence, Uribe Schwarzkopf continues to shape the architectural landscape with their innovative and sustainable approach, leaving a lasting impact on the built environment.