MVRDV, The Cloud, residential skyscrapers
Daniel Libeskind, MVRDV, Winy Maas,
The development consists of two residential skyscrapers 260 and 300 metres high, linked in the middle by what looks like a cloud of "pixels" deriving from a snapshot of what appears to be an outward explosion of the two towers? vertical volumes.
The "cloud" designed by the Dutch architects of MVRDV is located about halfway up the two towers. The skyscrapers have a square base with 4 apartments on each floor, while the cloud consists of an apparently irregular aggregation of simple volumes containing accessory services for the residences (wellness centre, conference centre, fitness centre, swimming pools, restaurants and cafés), with landscaping of free open surfaces.
Design: MVRDV (Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries)
Locastion: Seoul, Korea
Illustrations: courtesy of MVRDV