AT THE SUGGESTION OF
the friend of a friend of a particular relative who knows somebody one should know, and who today speaks to the right person, who just happens to be in a good mood. From Xavier Claramunt to Josep Maria Grau via Joaquim Vilar after a recommendation from Antonio Hospes Pérez.
AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE?
We are architects, but we also work in the fields of industrial design and jewellery. We modestly seek to give meaning to objects for the people who will use them.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
We want to build a TOWER, and the Colonial Group is capable of building not one, but many more Towers. That’s all we want. We’re ready and waiting.
WHAT CAN WE OFFER
The experience of working in different areas provides us with technical knowledge and our own criteria in many more fields than most architecture studios.
WHY WE ARE CAPABLE OF BUILDING A TOWER: GROUNDWORK
We have been undergoing training in those fields we consider to be fundamental in influencing people’s well-being. These have all involved both technical and human approaches: architecture, industrial design and jewellery. We now consider the moment has arrived for us to bring all these disciplines together in the single design and structure of a TOWER.
A TOWER is an integrated design. A TOWER is like an opera. Skills and knowledge are required on a variety of scales – large things, small things, consciously – but it’s also essential to know how to coordinate. Sensitivity and technique.
WHY WE ARE GOING TO BUILD A TOWER: THE ATTACK
In the past we were not afraid of developing our presence in such different disciplines. Now we are moving ahead, pestering everyone and anyone so they can help us to bring them all together. So far we have made two strategic moves:
First, opening a technical office in China which works on a personal level with the offices of Hou Teh Chien to put forward proposals for commercial buildings in Beijing and Hangzhou.
Secondly, in cooperation with Robert Brufau BOMA we have submitted proposals for TOWERS to a group of property developers in Doha (Qatar).
Now we’re knocking on the door of those who are capable of building a TOWER in Europe, which happens to be you.