LA ESQUINA SHOPS - FIRST PHASE​

Location: Calderon - Ecuador
Client: Private
Area: 3000m2
Year: 2015

La Esquina is a mixed-use project designed for a highly trafficked area located in Calderon’s commercial heart. The area is going through a transition time, through which it is no longer considered a peripheral city that depends on Quito,  which is  45 minutes away.  The rapid commercial growth has created opportunities for new business, meaning that many activities can now occur independently of the major city. The client recognized this opportunity, and during the design process, we established a program that combines commercial shops with residential units. The project will be developed in 2 phases.

COMMERCE AND PUBLIC SPACE

The main idea of the project was to create two simple volumes facing  the main street. A transition space was implemented between the volumes and the sidewalk,  creating  a  public space   where people  can transit and observe all  shops.  This  space  also  becomes  the front porch/entry point to all shops.  

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PHASE 2

RESIDENTIAL UNITS

VERTICAL CIRCULATION

FUTURE GROWTH

SERVICES

OPEN SPACES 

CIRCULATION

ACCESS AREA 

PUBLIC SPACE

PUBLIC SPACE

COMMERCE AND PUBLIC SPACE​

 

1. SHOP # 01  A=106m2
2. SHOP # 02  A=98.7m2
3. SHOP # 03  A=45.5m2
4. SHOP # 04  A=43.3m2
5. SHOP # 05 A=43.3m2
6. SHOP # 06  A=60m2
7.   COMMUNAL LIVING
8.   BATHROOMS
10. PLAZA 
11. COMMUNAL PATIO
12. GREEN AREA
13. GUARD 

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