Conceived to offer a new legacy for next generations, AGE360 Building aims to translate ambition, social responsibility, landscape reality, urban and life quality into a consistent, sustainable and hedonistic design.
Rethinking The Future Awards 2022
First Award | Housing (over 5 floors) (Concept)
Project Name: AGE360 BUILDING
Studio Name: ARCHITECTS OFFICE
Co-Author: Triptyque Architecture
Design Team: Architecture: ARCHITECTS OFFICE / TRIPTYQUE |
Real Estate Developer: AG7 Realty | General directors: João Vieira, Caio Faggin |
Team: Rafael Igayara, Mario Kanashiro, Maína Bartholomeu, Gabrielle Rossini.
Area: 18.000m² (Built area)
Year: 2017 (concept) / now, under construction
Location: Curitiba / PR / Brazil
Other Credits: Architects: Architects Office / Triptyque | Interior Design: Suite Arquitetos | Landscaping: Renata Tilli Paisagismo | Lighting Design: Estudio Carlos Fortes | Health and wellness: Lapinha Spa | Construction: Teich Engenharia | Local architectural consultancy: Realiza Arquitetura
The first Brazilian Wellness Building and one of the first residential towers in the world to receive the Fitwel certification will also be one of the 20 tallest constructions in the country, reaching 124 meters high with a 360’ view of Curitiba city, in Paraná – Brazil.
The design process was focused on strategic development divided into phases. At each stage, we tested possibilities and alternatives, in addition to defining priorities – all together with our partners –, aiming to find the final complete solution.
Based on mass studies with models, programmatic design issues were structured in accordance with local legislation, allowing essential discussions for volumetric formulation. The first challenge was the goal of reaching 150 meters in height, which ended up being unfeasible due to laws limiting the built-up area. For this reason, north and east faces were chamfered. The result is a volume cut like a diamond in precise locations, providing the best placement for residential units with authentic design.
In the surroundings, Barigui Park marks the landscape, and, in an important contextual dialogue, it was incorporated into the implantation, starting from the ground floor with its natural vegetation. The base structures were fragmented to follow the topography of the land in the west/east direction, creating a “topographic” and staggered insertion in its layout. Along its ground floor, different common areas were distributed, such as a sports court, events hall, open-air cinema and children’s space, housing a prolific diversity of uses, essential for the demands of contemporary housing.
The 36-story mixed-use tower reveals structural solutions around the perimeter, which in turn allows free and open plans inside the building. Beams and slabs are externalized on the faces, and demarcate the unique graphics of the three-dimensional grid that represents the AGE360. The residential units have areas between 200 and 560m², with terraces shaped in different proportions, orientations and uses. The wide offer of multiple floor plan typologies guarantees a relationship of excellence between the inside and outside. In the middle of the building, an organic silhouette provides common areas for residents, such as a pool, spa, gym and wellness center.
The existing park extends from the ground floor to the top of the building, permeated by vegetation on all facades. Some apartments have a private garden with a swimming pool, marking the large voids in the volume.
AGE360 is a project that aims to be able to transform the way in which people live in the world.
With it, conscience about building dreams takes responsibility about the consequences of the future that we want to live. The final result makes tangible global references to local particularities, and reveals the concepts of wellness, biophilia and technology in a unique experience of contemporary architecture.