Ingí-Andé Ecotourism Bioportal, Amazonian paradise Orito-Putumayo

Best Project of Public Space by Student

About the project
Architectural project inspired by the Cofán culture and the nature of the Amazon region. The design begins with the representation of the ayahuasca flower, symbolizing the welcome to the tourist. Inside, nature is imitated, such as columns evoking trees and cabins offering protection. The eaves on the roof are designed to resemble the shadow of the Amazonian Andean foothills. The facades are following the ramifications of the jungle, creating an organic appearance that integrates with the environment. The roof takes its shape abstractly from the spine, and in the botanical garden, biomorphic forms are used that imitate the fragmentation of a leaf supporting the structure.
In the main corridor, smooth curved lines guide visitors to different architectural areas, connecting with the public space outside. The forms in the administrative area are more sober, evoking the roots of the ancestors and nature.

Líbano, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia

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Applicant and author of the project
Freider Yamid Vargas Plazas, architect and interior designer, student of the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, CESMAG University, San Juan de Pasto, Nariño-Colombia: «My main branch of art is directed in the field of 3D visualization and architectural design, focused on creating new innovative and futuristic architectural spaces.»

Status of the project
Conceptual design