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TEC Designs Artisanal Shopping and Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador

TEC Designs Artisanal Shopping and Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador
TEC Designs Artisanal Shopping and Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador, © Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)

Taller EC (TEC) has released the plans for the Plaza Artesanal Reina Victoria, a cultural project located in the northern, central part of Quito, Ecuador. Situated in front of a traditional artisan’s market, the new proposal consists of a set of autonomous pieces of different sizes connected by an interior plaza.

© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)

The goal of the Plaza is to promote the trade of national crafts in an appealing environment, so the outside of the structure will feature indigenous murals as a transition and invitation into the space.

© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)

The project features distinct public spaces on the upper floors, including “a traditional market stimulated by several complimentary activities that promote the nationally developed craft trade as a domestic and international tourist attraction.”

© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)

Housing underground parking, around 50 small-scale enterprises, restaurants, a cultural center, and an outdoor space, the Plaza is intended to become a cultural icon and urban catalyst for the area.

© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)
© Cristian Guano, Courtesy of Taller EC (TEC)

The project is expected to be completed in the second trimester of 2016. Learn more here.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Partners in Charge

    Pablo Castro Guijarro, Roberto Morales Guijarro
  • Architects

    Eduardo Perez, Vladimir Tapia, Daniel Molina, Héctor Barreto,Maricela Galán, Jose Lopez
  • Engineers

    Macroconsult
  • Area

    4260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

News via Taller EC (TEC).

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "TEC Designs Artisanal Shopping and Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador" 31 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/779645/tec-designs-artisanal-shopping-and-cultural-center-in-quito-ecuador/> ISSN 0719-8884