Shelter and Group Eating Room / Aspect FX Arquitectura
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Non permanent Shelter and Group Eating Room is a part of the Territorial Growth Initiatives Program of the Ecuadorian authorities in areas influenced by energy vegetation, to cowl fundamental unhappy wants, social funding, and poverty discount. It was created by a partnership between the private and non-private sectors to deal with the wants of the homeless group in Macas, Ecuador.
Macas is the cantonal capital of Morona Canton and the capital of Morona Santiago Province. It’s situated within the central-south of the Amazon area of Ecuador, at an altitude of 1030 meters above sea stage and with a tropical wet local weather averaging 19 °C.
The brand new venture seeks to create an area that not solely meets the lodging and feeding wants of the homeless inhabitants but in addition promotes a way of group and belonging. In a roundabout way, these people who find themselves generally marginalized by society ought to really feel welcomed and a part of a dignified life.
When designing, the problem was to resolve a comparatively advanced program merely, because the consumer requested that we create a constructing with a variety of providers and areas that may accommodate 20 folks in a single day and serve 40 totally different folks by way of meals throughout the day. This led us to resolve the venture longitudinally, with a big articulating corridor, and to zone the providers into two wings divided by the principle entrance situated within the central a part of the constructing. This fashion, we managed to separate the makes use of and facilitate person management.
The appropriate wing encompasses your entire personal space, primarily composed of bedrooms and a gathering and resting space. The left wing concentrates all the general public space, composed of medical providers, a multipurpose room, administrative space, kitchen, and eating room. Moreover, the venture additionally affords inexperienced areas and a multipurpose courtroom that encourage outside exercise and social interplay.
The venture is applied on the highest and least steep slope of the terrain, which allowed us to resolve this system on a single stage, making certain accessibility for all customers. This additionally allowed the eating room to be elevated above the bottom, creating a really attention-grabbing panoramic view. The articulating corridor, with managed openings, was strategically positioned going through west, whereas all of the rooms have massive openings going through east to have a larger reference to the atmosphere. Skylights have been included on the roof to ensure lighting and efficient cross-ventilation.
The design of the venture is predicated on simplicity and modularity. The standard home typology was used as a module, extruding it to create the principle quantity of the constructing. It’s characterised by means of black steel sheets that distinction with the cladding in adjoining rectangular volumes.