the development stands as singular forms but share many similarities in their relation. tower 1 is designed with folded planes and carved surfaces, and is more recognizable in its prism shape. composed of two apartments on each floor, the suites are arranged with four bedrooms, that are organized in accordance to maximizing daylight. tower 2 is relatively rectangular, defined by two solid planes with a distribution of rooms, comprised with one apartment per floor. ten grand units are fashioned with three bedrooms and an additional studio. these spaces are positioned towards the north, with full exposure to the landscape of the historic seminary and the distant ranges of the chingaza national park.
‘the interiors of vitrvm will be complementary to the architectural concept incorporating a palette of rich materials with subtle textures and colors. natural materials such as stone and wood and earth tones of smooth and textured surfaces will be in dialogue with the light color palette of whites, grays and glass,’ says richard meier.
jorge estrada, owner and executive director at icono urbano, comments, ‘when we started our vitrvm project, we were looking for an architect who could embrace and respect the unique characteristics and qualities of our site. it is very gratifying for us at icono urbano to develop this important project with the prestigious firm of richard meier & partners architects. their expertise, dedication and design quality is reflected in the project. the sales of the apartments have been very strong even at an early stage of the project and we have no doubt that vitrvm will become a reference project for colombia.’