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Contemporary Ecuadorian architecture (1999-2015)


Contemporary Ecuadorian architecture (1999-2015): a crisis blooms (Part II).

Plataforma Arquitectura.


2:00pm – October 8, 2015 / by Ana Maria Duran.

The foundational tradition at the Universidad Central Faculty of Architecture and urbanism underwent a profound change in the 70’s when the prevailing vision considered the architect as responsible for social transformation, whose activity could not be indifferent to the increasing inequality during the first urban explosions, a direct consequence of the various “booms” (cocoa, banana, petroleum) as seen by the informal settlements raised on the foothills of Quito or the streams irrigating the Guayaquil territories.  This generation brought forth some of the country’s best urbanists: planners and theoreticians like Diego Carrion, Fernando Carrion, and Hernan Orbea Travez, who, from academia and/or their urban proposals, have contributed to transforming the cities of Ecuador.

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