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Torre Carra by Pininfarina

Global icon of Italian style & design Pininfarina, recognized for its unparalleled ability to create timeless beauty through its values of elegance, purity, and innovation, is pleased to announce its first residential development in Guatemala and first ever in Central America. Seeking to create a high-end, contemporary living experience for local residents, luxury Guatemalan-based residential developer, Grupo San Siro tapped Pininfarina to design the Torre Carra Tower. The tower is slated to become one the tallest buildings in the city once completed in 2024. 

Situated within culturally robust Guatemala City, the 38-unit tower will feature native Italian Carrara stone material to exude warm, inviting tones. Influenced by the historical Italian art and architecture of Pininfarina's roots, the sculpted Carrara marble reflects the firm’s ethos of ‘elegance, purity and innovation’. The art of sculpting –– manipulating mass and texture to mold light and space in order to convey a distinct message –– serves as the main inspiration behind the luxurious Torre Carra. 

As evidenced in the transformation of material, sourced from the mountains and delicately shaped into stunning organic forms, the process for designing the mid-rise residential tower follows a similar path: molding and refining to a unique, yet inviting aesthetic. The curved facade, featuring large terraces at each level, offers units abundant natural lighting and marks a definitive iconic factor of the design, seen from around the city. 

The building will include a gym, electric scooter and bike station, parking garage, concierge area, children’s playroom, pool with attached deck, and a BBQ pit. Seeking to further integrate the foliage of the local environment into the design to activate residents’ senses, the team also incorporated native flora throughout both private resident and amenity spaces.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Guatemala City, GT
Firm Role: Design Concept