The M-City Porject Redefines Tower Typology
Instead of taking the conventional approach of building upwards in a successive manner, Vladimir Plotkin and Roberto Meyer have designed a new tower typology – one that rises by stacking housing blocks on top of each other. The M-City project references the stylobate, stepped platform on which colonnades of columns are placed in classical Greek architecture. The entire building is pierced with triangular openings of multi-level atria and open-air courtyards, forming a silhouette of a symbolically rendered letter “M”.
The nine-story platform supports three 23-story triangular blocks spaced out by a 20 to 50 meters distance. The roofs of these three buildings support yet another couple of 19-story high triangular houses. Building new housing units “on the shoulders” of one another is a result of an unconventional way of building up mass.