International Mock Firms Skyscraper Competition Proposal / ANDO | Andalucía Office

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ANDO | Andalucía Office, composed by five young architects from the University of Seville, shared with us their 2nd prize winning proposal in the Fourth edition of the “International Mock Firms Skyscraper Competition” organized by Chicago Architecture Today. Their concept, which focused on versatility, let to their NODO project, a tower over 550 meters in . The most innovative architectural idea of the project is based on the possibility of a constantly changing skyscraper. It is all about developing a mutant vertical city building possibility, which answers to its time, place and inhabitants requirements. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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NODO project becomes much more than a skyscraper, it is a collective creation, a gauge, an urban infrastructure which evolves during its existence and adapts itself to its environment, receiving many functions and needs such as housing, offices, commercial and public spaces.

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The project has two different parts: the permanent one and the mutable one. The vertical communications and facilities core (1), and standardized and mobile parts (2) on the other hand. An elevator inside (3) is in charge of transporting these prefabricated modules into their places inside the building, which are trucked from the factory. We can say that is the first proposal in the world of a “supertall” built with prefabricated modules, making it a flexible and versatile building. Betting into the future field of industrial architecture. This idea was the winner of the construction category of the competition.

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Each floor can be disassembled and assembled regardless of the prefabricated structures whenever it is desired. It is a living building alternating flats, offices, museums, shops and even parks along its 150 levels, keeping the demographic and economic requirements of the moment. The only immutable elements are a hollow core structure of reinforced concrete that provides stability to the complex and several metal rings that arise at different heights. If this building would ever become a fact, it would hang habitable structures shaped disk.

Architects: ANDO | Andalucía Office
Location: Beijing, China
Project Year: 2012

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "International Mock Firms Skyscraper Competition Proposal / ANDO | Andalucía Office" 21 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=255689>

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    @Geoffrey Ferrell’s comment “been there, done that”

    You’ve been where and done what?!

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    Love to see a plan of the core, to know if the thing actually works. How will they haul prefabricated components of the building up 90 stories?

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