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First national prize for “Best Design” and this the second prize in the international category, at the Pan-American Architecture Biennial in Quito, in 2018

This is an ambitious residential project located in El Barranco (the cliff): a prime location along the Tomebamba river. Built in 2017, its name was inspired by an ancient cypress tree located on the riverbank in front of this property.

The original building used to be a nightclub that did not add to the neighborhood nor the tourist atmosphere of the city. On this property, and under these circumstances, we developed a residential project consisting of 26 apartments distributed along three staggered blocks that progressively approach the river, interspersed with patios and gardens. There are also three commercial premises facing Calle Larga: a highly commercial and tourist area.

The apartments make use of natural light thanks to strategic internal courtyards, with beautiful gardens and ancient, preserved fruit trees that attract local birds.

José María Vargas Architectural Award in the “new building“ category, awarded by the city of Cuenca

From the communal terrace, the iconic domes of Cuenca’s Cathedral and the terracotta roofs of the old city center can be seen. This was a unique opportunity to transform a run-down building into a beautiful housing complex, bringing the neighborhood back to life and allowing 26 families to experience and enjoy the Historic Center and the natural environment offered by the banks of the Tomebamba river. From their private terraces, the building’s residents can delight in the views of the river and the mountains.

Publications: Construir, El Comercio news paper.

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Marlon Sutton
Architect
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Darrell Berges
Owner

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