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Tower Vitrvm

Bogotá. Year of completion: 2018 Architect: Richard Meier Work surface area: Glass facade: 6.890 m²| Enclosures: 356 u. | Composite claddind: 4.930 m²

Torre Vitrvm is the first project in Colombia designed by Richard Meier & Partners. This project is contextually inspired by the beauty of its close environment, and its aim is to reflect, respect and participate in the nature that converges in the place. The building is characterized by its singular shape, prismatic and clearly articulated by folds, planes, and cut surfaces, related with its immediate environment, the orientation of the building to the views of the city and the privacy of each unit. Torre Vitrvm is located in a prominent place in one of the most important avenues of the north section of Bogotá. It consists in 2 bodies 13 and 11 stores high that will host apartments with surfaces between 267 and 395 square metres.

GARCIA FAURA develops in this singular project two different types of light façades: 7000 square metres of glass and 5000 square metres of aluminium panels. The glass, manufactured particularly for this project, are composed of an external extra-clear glass, a solar control coating, and an internal glass with a low-emissive coating. This combination allows a great reduction in the thermal transmittance and a great control of the solar factor, creating a great sensation of comfort in the interior keeping the maximum visual transparency required by the architectural project. The structure of the façade is performed with high performance profiles of the highest quality. These works are combined with other zones glazing with silk-screen painting an opaque glass. The project contemplates various types of openings as well, all with aluminium profiles with hidden slash.


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