Womens´s pavilion

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The project is a pavilion at first sight, which generates the idea of a single body, a single architectural element. The access point is not seen from afar, the intention is to generate the idea of one architectural promenade and on the corner of the platform that is the base for the whole structure, a mound of earth frames the point access discreetly. Upon entering, the volume for administration generates a diagonal view that provides a sense of welcome to the structure. In the middle, an open space has a cylindrical volume with access from the back. The patio that is formed between the structures is closed on one side to maintain the idea of privacy, but on the other side it is completely open. The main room is a rectangular open plan arranged for various activities and with the possibility of one opening on one side that integrates with the cylindrical volume and the patio.

Baghere village, Senegal

Project design year

Applicants and authors of the project
Renzo Rios, magister in architecture with more than 15 years of experience in design and construction of housing, educational facilities. He has teaching experience in the area of​​ art and design.
Paola Sarmiento, architect and artist with more than 10 years of experience in the field of design and construction of housing. She was a teacher in the area of ​​arts and design.
Currently both belong to 45a architecture team developing construction, renovation and architectural research projects.

Status of the project
Conceptual design



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