CUBE II OFFICE TOWER 2014
A tower always seeks singularity, and its sculptural value is its most appreciated feature.
In the case of the Cube 2 Tower, we did not want to separate this sculptural value from its structural expression. Any play of balances whose way of working we can understand will reflect both tension and harmony.
Because the building was very close to two towers of similar height, we tried to set ours apart by leaning it towards the main street, a movement that is the main expression of the project.
Starting out from a parallelepiped, two sets of concrete screens form an acute angle and divide the building into two triangles free from interior columns.
These screens are the main structural element. A large tilted girder shores the facade columns at ground level and helps shape the building’s entrance. The geometry of this girder marks the tilt for the facade brise-soleils, pursuing a slender appearance. The formal expression of these plays of balance is the result of tilting the tower forward and configuring the facade with lines that are never parallel to the ground.
source: Estudio Carme Pinós