This started with a search for a property where we could develop a real estate project for a group of investors. We found the ideal plot, in a very open corner, located at the beginning and end of the highly valued Avenue Santa Teresa, although at a peculiar angle.
We proposed creating an iconic building that would be a beginning and end, as is its site on the Avenue, and for this, we sketched an ellipse that would be able to be harmoniously implanted in this strange plot. This would also allow for the construction of a building that would open 360º degrees, also achieving a synthetic, but attractive volume, differentiating itself from the many buildings in the area, which close themselves within their borders.
The investors found its shape to be very interesting, and their Marketing advisors found it to be very nautical, which is why they proposed the name Áncora (anchor in Latin), asserting that the building came to anchor itself in the avenue as the trendiest option for Asuncion’s youth.
The tower is divided into three parts “like a great classic column”, the five-level “base” holds the parking spaces and was defined by shutter-like enclosure walls. In the “shaft”, 12 floors of apartments were developed, almost like parallel banners that compose the balconies. The “spire” is retracted from the main base, dematerializing itself by means of pergolas, giving space to a pool and common areas.
Year of project: 2014
Year of construction: 2018
Construction area: 11 700 m2
Construction Company: Mafado Constructora
Associate Architect: Carlos Cortés
Collaborators: Architects César Viveros and Diana Kurita
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay