Quilotoa Shalala Overlook

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook by Jorge Javier Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna, Daniel Moreno Flores




Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Lorena Darquea

The Quilotoa is an active volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The lake in its crater is one of the most important tourist attractions of the country.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera

Its turquoise waters are ideal for creating a lookout on a ridge of the crater phase.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera

The project also involved the design of routes and scenery along the surgery. The point of view is the culmination of a journey that starts at 200 feet below.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera

This structure is divided into two areas with lake views and are located one above the other.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Lorena Darquea

The upper trying to put the user in a state of dizziness and active observation, while the lower part allows a longer and contemplation passive environment.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Lorena Darquea

The internal structure of the gazebo is made of steel and was sitting on a concrete foundation.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Lorena Darquea

The outer shell is made of teak wood heated. Source by Jorge Andrade Benítez.

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Daniel Moreno Flores

Location: Zumbahua, Ecuador
Architects: Jorge Javier Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna, Daniel Moreno Flores
Collaborators: Manuel Galarraga, María Paz Villagomez, Diana Callejas, Christian Rea, Natalia Dueñas, Juan Carlos Cisneros
Structural Engineer: Guillermo Gómez
Construction: Gabriela Cevallos
Design: Francisco Suárez
Area: 616.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Client: Ministry of Tourism
Owner: Shalala Comunity
Photographs: Lorena Darquea, Javier Mera, Daniel Moreno Flores

Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera
Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera
Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera
Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Javier Mera
Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Lorena Darquea
Quilotoa Shalala Overlook
Photo © Lorena Darquea

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