2013 Competition Entry Guayaquil, Ecuador 200000 m2 Scope of Work Architectural Design Arkitektura was invited by a consortium to participate in the competition for the design and construction of a new Government Complex in Guayaquil to include: offices, parking, retail, and outdoor spaces on a 25000 m2 footprint. The design concept would also have to integrate an existing building on the property. Our design breaks the project into six new closely-spaced elongated buildings with longest facades oriented North and South—minimizing direct sun exposure. The spacing of the buildings was designed to maximize indirect light, aid in cooling, and create welcome shade in the connecting courtyards. and Curtain walls with double-pane glass and operable windows bring in natural light and ventilation on North and South facades. Special insulation and aluminum mesh panels on East and West walls add to the energy efficiency. Office buildings are connected by a continuous parking volume… »
2005 Preliminary Design Guayaquil, Ecuador 18000 m2 Scope of Work Architectural Design The multinational company Odebrecht participated in the competition for the international airport of Guayaquil, developed by the Municipality and the Civil Aviation Corporation. Odebrecht chose Arkitektura for the preliminary architectural design. The contemporary and light design offers travelers a friendly, functional, and entertaining tropical seaside atmosphere. It includes a metal structure, granite flooring and natural stone on exposed walls in important public areas, fresh and vibrant colors, indirect natural light, ample and comfortable spaces with an infrastructure of services, stores, and cafes comparable to airports in developed countries. Traffic flows for check-in, immigration, baggage delivery, customs and the way out to the city, emphasize fluidity and avoiding a high concentration of people during peak hours. The new airport should become a model infrastructure for the city, the country and the region.