BIG has completed IQON Quito, Ecuador’s tallest building

Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) tallest tower is the international firm’s first project in South America and the tallest on the Quito, Ecuador skyline.

Many residents of the 430-foot-tall building on Avenida de los Shyris have apartments that overlook Parque La Carolina, a huge recreational area with volleyball courts and soccer fields. A curving corner offers others a view of the Pichincha volcano in the distance.

The view looking down from the tree-lined terraces to the avenue below. (Pablo Casals Aguirre/Courtesy BIG)

A press release for IQON, as the building is formally known, classified its concrete-clad, stacked volumes as “pixels,” or boxes-for-living-in that rise 32

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