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Sky Center, Luanda, Angola

Thursday 15 Apr 2010

Risco reach for the sky

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Sky Center expanded with new buildings, Sky Residence II and Sky Business 

Sky Residence II, a tower with 22 floors, is set to create apartments of great comfort, making the most of it's magnificent sea views. Risco architects combine simplex and duplex types and ‘break’ the original volume into sections of smaller size, increasing the perimeter and creating bumps on the facades. With this solution, natural light within the apartments and sea views have increased by 80%. The interiors integrate different design solutions from those used in traditional housing, whilst the exterior is marked by horizontal planes on the floors, interspersed with metal sections that will shade the glazing and allow optimum comfort conditions inside.

Sky Business seeks to ensure the assumptions of an office building (grand lobby, a system of clear and effective access, etc.) and treats the facade as the central element: a structural feature, which allows offices without pillars, increasing it's flexibility and usable area. The external design seeks to establish a relationship with the neighbouring building, through cuttings and alignments, and seeks to create diverse situations in different elevations. Its rectangular modules (in some cases vertical, others horizontal) allow an efficient shading of glazing, subject to natural light, contributing to an excellent efficiency of the building. Both towers are based on a common two-storey basement system.

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