AQSO arquitectos office. The office towers have a contemporary façade design that resembles a tapestry of stone and wood.

The Spliced Towers combine a stunning design and a modern concept of a city landscape. This remarkable cluster grows vertically in a graceful consonance with the hilly surroundings. It showcases futuristic yet sober, eco-friendly exteriors, composed of timber and stone plates.

Luis Aguirre
Sergio Blanco
Ruan Dan
Manuel Martínez
James Tendayi Matsuku
Liu Xiao Pu

Ground Floor area: 110000 m2
Location: Guanyuan, China
Client: GP&D and private developer
Engineering and consulting: LKS Ingeniería.

AQSO arquitectos office. The longitudinal sections of the building complex show the basements, the landscaping and the distance between the office towers and the residential blocks.

The project arises in Guangyuan, an industrious city of Southwest China, in the Sichuan Province. The master plan is conceived in harmony with the natural-mountainous landscapes and with the modern-urban surroundings. The buildings suggestively expand mostly in vertical over the steep slopes, like artificial peaks, sober and expressive landmarks, thus satisfying the programme requirement of a vast green area.

AQSO arquitectos office. View of the office towers. The façade is formed by a curtain wall of stone, glass and wood in dark colours to form a modern and contemporary design.
AQSO arquitectos office. The building complex comprises a residential area and a set of office towers on a podium for commercial use. The landscape design is fluid and organic.

The Southern side of the plot has a strong residential character. Here the blocks present a North-South orientation, and a lovely park (with public facilities) grows around them. On the contrary, the Northern side is designed to recreate an urban atmosphere. The four main towers proudly sit on top of the commercial podium and establish a dialogue with the rest of the city.

AQSO arquitectos office. The urban plan of the first floor of the building complex shows the distribution of residential units and the density of this mixed-use complex.

Overall, the exteriors combine a sober, domestic feel. The use of timber and stone plates makes these surfaces eco-friendly and endows the buildings with an effortlessly natural look. Also, this peculiar composition recreates a beautiful contrast between the wooden brown and the slate grey of the rocks.

AQSO arquitectos office. The model of the project shows the relationship of the buildings to the landscape. The office towers have a free orientation while the residential blocks seek the light from the south.
AQSO arquitectos office. The façade of residential buildings is made up of a variety of openings that change in size depending on the incidence of sunlight on the buildings.

The residential blocks stand out for their floor slabs: prominent horizontal elements containing a permeable skin of sliding louvres. In contrast, the vertical and monolithic presence of the towers is reinforced by the irregular wood and stone cladding.

AQSO arquitectos office. The landscape design combines pedestrian areas, gardens and a man-made stream separating the residential area from the commercial area.
AQSO arquitectos office. The façade of office buildings is made up of a variety of openings that change in size depending on the orientation and incidence of the sun on the towers.

The green areas allow a flexible and organic circulation. Several types of roads spread out from the centre of the complex, connecting the different entrance points and emphasizing the elastic layout of the landscape. The green spaces in between are designed with various species of vegetation, depending on their use and on the aesthetics of the surroundings.