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Meier lands Colombian residential scheme

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Richard Meier & Partners has secured its first Colombian scheme

Richard Meier & Partners has secured its first Colombian scheme

The New York-based practice will design a residential scheme in Bogotá for developer Icono Urbano.

Vitrvm will consist of two towers holding a total of 36 apartments on Septima Avenue in the north of the capital city.

Tower 1 is described by the practice as ‘a prismatic structure articulated by folds, planes and carved surfaces’. Tower 2 will be an almost rectangular shape defined by two solid punctuated planes.

A second-floor lobby will be shared by the two towers.

A series of amenities will feature on the first floor, including an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a children’s playroom.

An open roof deck will be subdivided into two private terraces for the penthouse units, and a public terrace.

Richard Meier said: ‘The project’s transparent minimal form is a striking addition to the Bogota skyline. At dawn and dusk, light will filter through the residential modules providing for particularly animated light conditions.

‘In this exceptional setting we hope Vitrvm will contribute to the vibrant urban setting of Bogotá, Colombia.’

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has announced a target of doing £4 billion of bilateral trade and investment with Columbia by 2020. He took practices including Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects on a trade mission to the country last month.

Richard Meier & Partners last month revealed designs for its addition to The Surf Club in Miami.

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