2015 Planned Completion Guayaquil, Ecuador 15000 m2 Scope of Work Construction Interior Design Following recent trends in hospital design which promote the implantation of color and art in healthcare environments, the Board of Directors commissioned Arkitektura to design the interior public areas, waiting rooms, and patients rooms. Our design focuses on furniture selection, color palette, and decorative elements. We suggested adhesive vinyl panels with floral themes as well as other lively and cheerful works of art. All materials comply with antibacterial and easy-to-clean requirements.
2012 Completed Samborondon, Ecuador 30000 m2 Scope of Work Architectural Design Interior Design Landscape Design The German Humboldt School of Guayaquil wanted to build an additional campus in the growing suburb of Samborondon and invited a select group of firms to participate in a competition for the architectural design; Arkitektura won the project. The concept for the new school was to create an educational institution, inspired by the German system that promotes creativity, motivation, and curiosity. The architecture itself was to be a learning tool, offering clear, functional and harmonic solutions reflecting the schools philosophy. Balance between built volumes and open spaces was an important starting point to create fluid connections between academic rooms, art classes, research facilities, outdoor spaces, sports areas, and performance venues. Sustainability was an important parameter requested by the School—our solutions respected orientation, natural light and ventilation, and special insulation for exterior walls and roofs. Generous… »
2011 Preliminary Design Guayaquil, Ecuador 30000 m2 Scope of Work Architectural Design Landscape Design Renovation The government decided to improve the healthcare system in the country and an important part of this program was the renovation of this hospital. Arkitektura was in charge of the facade renovation, exterior landscape and small out buildings for cafeteria, restrooms, and a chapel. For the facades we proposed a system with perforated aluminum panels, to be installed on a surface mounted structure, on the existing facade. Built without affecting interior spaces in the hospital, the system also acts as a solar screen, controlling light and heat with color and varying degrees of transparency that add a friendly dimension to a functional building. New landscape, signage plans and security systems were added to improve car and pedestrian traffic flows within this very busy urban context.