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areas "La Caleta" sector
The group of buildings proposes a minimalist style, granting the landscape
true value; where the forms inspired by the marine environment that
surrounds it, act in a symbiotic way with the natural elements of its
environment, being conjugated in a harmonious way, and at the same time
emblematic within the urban-landscaping context. These forms find a
subtle contrast between the nimbleness and the telluric, conjugating
juxtaposed planes and intersected volumes whose extruding forms grant
the true wealth of its work, without having to appeal to more information.
The nimbleness is expressed in the crystal-like volumes, where the
wind seems to act on the forms, giving them the movement that impels
them to soar to the sky, aiming at different directions, which are as
a “direction referral" in the reading of each one of them.
This" referral" is one of the most important concepts taken
for the design, considering the landmark of the arch of The Creek as
one of the main focal points to which the visuals are aiming and leading
The telluric aspect is manifested in the little transparency volumes
and the stone-covered ones, the first ones have been incrusted, being
perceived as "the anchors to the floor", maintaining a close
relationship with the ground, to the point of mimicking it, as if they
were part of the same stone, and of the same cliff. Thanks to this metaphor,
the design becomes part of the landscape.
The objective of the new municipal building is having definitive headquarters
specially designed to satisfy the population's needs, facilitating the
development of the administrative service activities by means of more
appropriate spaces for such activities, all this supported by the last
concepts on construction technologies, materials, and design.
The physical presence and the investment on the new building will bring
the sector a positive revaluation in all aspects continuing this way,
with the objective of regenerating the complete coastal border, already
begun with the construction of the New
Pier of La Libertad. This consequently has another objective; the
recovery of The Creek sector; natural formation that is an icon in The
Libertenses’ collective memory, and that in spite of the lost
of the arch on its top part, due to the progressive erosion that has
affected it for some years, it still remains a landscaping, civic, and
landmark referral, for the inhabitants of this city.
The Municipality of La Libertad dedicated an area on the top part of
the hill to the west of The Creek, which has as limits; to the north
the border cliff, to the south the. October 9 Ave, to the west the nameless
road , and to the east the Casa Leon Museum and the cliff.
The physical presence of the Museum inside the land was a condition
for the design since it considerably limits the surface.
The Casa Leon Museum is registered in the Cultural Patrimony Institute
as a patrimonial site, due to the archaeological excavations findings
within the land.
Taking these considerations into account, it is intended to integrate
this building to the project, in such a way that the integration is
not only physical, but also conceptual, forming part of an integral
project of regeneration and urban paraphernalia, which will offer a
variety of services, such as: Municipal Building, a room for multiple
uses, Site Museum, Restaurants, The creek Mirador, Restrooms, and Urban
Furniture. Not only will these services benefit the inhabitants of the
canton, but also the Great peninsular conurbation.
Patricio Cisneros, Engineer, Mayor of the city of La Libertad
Wilmo Jara, Engineer, Project Director, Escuela Politécnica
Douglas Dreher, Architect
Jacqueline Fabre, Architect
Werner Sanchez, Architect
Rocky Véliz, Architect
Sergio Alvarado, Architect
Katherine Thowsend, Architect
Geovanny Tello, Architect
Iván Neira, Architect
Carlos Ordoñez, Mechanical Engineer
The Polytechnic School of the Coast / Very Illustrious Municipality
of the City of La Libertad
Land next to the sea, Block 5, Sector 4 (August 10), on 2nd Avenue,
between 13th and 14th Streets, La Libertad, Peninsula of Santa
Constructed surface: 2625, 21 m2.
External Areas La Caleta sector Surface: 1748,60 m2.
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