Art and Culture Center of the Royal Road: Assuming architecture as a claim for memory

Best Project of Building or Facility by Student

About the project
The project presents a development of tactical and architectural urbanism that includes Andean culture. The aim is to preserve the historic center of the place and the region, while also exploring economic potentialization based on festivals and customs, in order to achieve the diversification of services as centrality. The goal is to find a balance between tourism and preserving the historical memory of the area. To achieve this, several collective strategies will be developed within the concurrent design at different scales of action. The main focus of study will be the stone and tectonic architecture of the contemporary and historical world, with a particular focus on the original culture of Latin America, including its characteristics, symbolism, and rites.
Yhis project received: Graduation Project Distinction issued by qualifying jurors with the highest rating, for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) validation process and CNA accreditation renewal at the University.

Pichincha, Ecuador

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Applicant and author of the project
Cristian Camilo Ordoñez Ibarra, student of architecture at the Catholic University of Colombia: «In my brief work experience, I have worked with the Cota Paredes office in Mexico, providing support in various areas of study. I am an enthusiast of architectural projects and I aspire to build my career in architectural design.»

Other participants
General Advisor of Architectural Design: Arq. Jose Alexander Urrego Martínez
General Adviser for Urban Design: Bernardo Guillermo Rodríguez Bohórquez
General Adviser of Constructive Design: Ing Camilo E. Benavides Z.
Methodological Reviewer: Arch Julio César Villabona

Status of the project
Conceptual design