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UNASUR General Secretary Headquarters // Diego Guayasamin

Quito, Ecuador

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Formally, the new building is delimited by three virtual axes: the north-south axis, the projection of the proposal with La Mitad del Mundo City and the combination of these axes in 47 degrees, resulting from the sum or displacement of maximum declination north (23.5 degrees) and maximum declination south (23.5 degrees) of the sun in relation to the equator.

© Diego Guayasamin

© Diego Guayasamin

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© SEBASTIAN CRESPO

The volume is a massive piece by contrast rises and is projected as a metaphor of freedom. The building has been designed as a sculptural connotation to surprise and show a different image depending on from where it is appreciated.The structure has a positive, proactive, and strong iconic image system.

© Diego Guayasamin

© Diego Guayasamin

© SEBASTIAN CRESPO

© SEBASTIAN CRESPO

This scheme is also the largest armor flown (cantilever) in South America at 183 feet, without support, and models technology, drive, and creativity.

The large body of water-like base accentuates and dramatizes the reflection effect of a monolithic body suspended in the air. Construction: ETINAR S.A.Structural design: Ing. Vinicio SuárezConstruction area: 20.000 m2Year: 2014Pictures: Sebastián Crespo.

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© SEBASTIAN CRESPO

© SEBASTIAN CRESPO

© SEBASTIAN CRESPO

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