역사적 가치가 높은 오래된 벽돌건물을 지역문화와 경제를 위한 허브로 재구성한다.
기존 구조물과 함께하는 금속구조물 그리고 내외부의 경계를 만드는 글래스월이 신구의 발란스를 맞추며 시공간을 함께하는 건축을 창출한다.
CACMU Verde is located in the historic centre of Ibarra, an Ecuadorian town set in the Andes in the of the Country. The building is heritage- listed with the Ecuadorian National Institute of Cultural Heritage. The original site consisted of built and unbuilt areas.
The project sought to restore the existing building, recognizing its value as part of the heritage complex of the historic centre of the city, while highlighting its original materials and typology. Due to the deterioration of the original roof of the existing building, the project team decided to replace it, keeping the original heights, slopes and the use of timber as its structure. In addition, on the exterior façade, all the stone and brick masonry work was recovered, as well as the carpentry on windows and doors.
The relationship between the perimeter areas of the building with the interior patio is reinforced by the redesign of the roof with an eaves configured by self-supporting timber trusses. The central patio is covered by a light metal structure that is supported by timber columns placed in its perimeter. Inside, a woven screen provides coverage from the sun to those on the service balcony and cafeteria.