BIG Doubles Down On Quito With Inspired Mixed-Use Tower

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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com BIG DOUBLES DOWN ON QUITO WITH INSPIRED MIXED-USE TOWER Following the under-construction, mixed-use IQON tower in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled a second project there: a 24-story mixed-use tower called EPIQ that takes inspiration from the city’s historic red herringbone sidewalks and the landscaped park it faces, dezeen reports. Designed in collaboration with Quito’s Uribe & Schwarzkopf, EPIQ consists of two curved blocks clad in a red herringbone façade with pockets of greenery. It will incorporate numerous sustainable features and have amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, bowling alley and arty areas. Slated for completion in 2022, EPIQ will rise from site near Quito’s Old City in the Parque La Carolina neighborhood and join projects by architects such as Moshe Safdie. Image credit: BIG To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTune s│Google Play|SoundCloud│Stitcher│TuneIn

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