MVRDV is certainly no stranger to the design of unusual buildings and this Candid-Tor just unveiled seems to be yet another header by the Dutch studio.
The project centers on two stepped towers made up of cubic sections arranged like blocks for children arranged in bulk.
The building will rise in Munich, Germany, near the Candidplatz subway station (which in turn is named after artist Peter Candid). The operation will redevelop the entire area, of course, and will revolve around the blocks of this extraordinary skyscraper.
Small is beautiful
To be honest, the definition of "skyscraper" is perhaps a bit exaggerated. The Candid-Tor blocks will reach a relatively modest maximum height of just 66 meters (216 feet).
The towers that "meet" at the top will incorporate greenery on the terraces and a terraced area on the roof, as well as significant vegetation in the elevated area of the blocks.
Solar panels will be installed to reduce energy absorption from the grid, and recycled materials will be used during the construction process. Inside there are office spaces, a medical clinic, a fitness center and a cultural center.
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"The standout element are the two towers of the project, each made up of four stacked blocks of various sizes that lean towards each other, with the uppermost blocks touching each other to create a sort of frame", explains MVRDV illustrating all the details of the project.
Not just blocks
There is still no data on the roadmap that will bring the Candid-Tor project to completion, but dynamism is the rule at MVRDV. The Dutch study also recently revealed another unusual development, also in Germany, called The O.
The concept is part of a residential building project in the shape of four letters, which together form the word HOME.