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.
Its turquoise waters are ideal for creating a lookout on a ridge of the crater phase.
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.
This structure is divided into two areas with lake views and are located one above the other.
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.
The internal structure of the gazebo is made of steel and was sitting on a concrete foundation.
The outer shell is made of teak wood heated. Source by Jorge Andrade Benítez.
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
Client: Ministry of Tourism
Owner: Shalala Comunity
Photographs: Lorena Darquea, Javier Mera, Daniel Moreno Flores
Article by Marco Rinaldi