Architects: Espinoza Carvajal Arquitectos
Location: Loja, Ecuador
Design Team: Kenny Joel Espinoza Carvajal, Santiago Espinoza Carvajal
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Sebastián Crespo
THE BUILDING AND THE CITY. The urban situation of 03 – 98 building is located within 500m from the center of Loja’s city; there are landscape values and street furniture around 03 – 98, the relationship with the public space becomes continuous with the entrance plaza of the project.
The conformation of the set is given by two towers articulated with a vertical circulation plus a porch before entering to each department, this being a coexisting or meeting space.
About the units contained in each block, they are defined as a diaphanous space, where wet areas are grouped, making it a flexible and adaptable space, all guided by the conceptual sections of the project and the user’s actions that defines the limits of occupation. (City and Society – System and Technology).
The technique and technology allowed us to be efficient with the construction of the building; we tried to make this process in a single action, obtaining a better use of resources.
Several systems where involved: reinforced concrete structure in sight, metal and wood in the vertical circulation, prefabricated panels, allowing the assembly of the whole system of coverage and adaptation to the environment.