galapagos, playa man, shade shelter
The Municipality of San Cristobal, Galapagos, asked The Scarcity and Creativity Studio to build a shade shelter with showers as part of the municipal project to tidy up and build facilities in the main beach of Baquerizo Moreno Port. The project was designed and build in a period of slightly more than two weeks. The reasons for the short design/build period are explained below.
SCS had been asked by the Ecuatorian Government to design and build a community centre for the Galapagos archipelago. SCS staff traveled to Galapagos in April 2016 to meet with the Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos, Mr Juan Chávez, Director de Producción y Desarrollo Humano, to organise the project and agree on mutual responsibilities and tasks which would ensure the successful completion of the project. Unfortunately the Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos did not fulfill their part of the agreement and the project for a Scout’s Centre had to be cancelled. SCS, finding itself with no project, approached several institutions with a view to obtaining a commission to design and build a project. Four possible projects emerged from this initiative: 1. A bridge over a causeway in a new park the Municipality of San Cristobal was building. 2. A building for yoga training in the highlands 3. A police tower to catch cattle thieves. 4. A shade shelter in Playa Man. The SCS studio decidd to opt for the shade shelter project in Playa Man. As time was now at a premium, SCS organised a three days architectural competition, starting with individual projects, choosing the ideas with most potential to develop further, until the final project was chosen. As the project was to be built in bamboo and in the time of two weeks, the details developed for the the Scouts Centre project were used.
SCS, PlayaMan, Galapagos, Plan.
SCS, PlayaMan, Galapagos, Elevation.
SCS, PlayaMan, Galapagos, Cake baked for the opening of the building.
Student Team: Åsmund Amandus Steinsholm, Cecilia Sundt, Guro Langemyhr, Jan Kazimierz Godzimirski, Magdalena Georgieva Alfredova, Magnus Hermstad, Synnøve Solberg, Jørgen Joacim Høy, Therese Andrea Nygaard, Torunn Oland Stjern, Vilde Vanberg, Viola Ulrika Kristin Svens, Wilma Hiemstra, Yaohan Yu. Teachers: Christian Hermansen, Solveig Sandness and Joseph Kenedy Colaborators: Torgeir Blaalid, Finn-Erik Nilsen, and Carlos Gil Sponsors: Lund & Slaatto Nordic MAD 4B ARKITEKTER AS ØKAW ARKITEKTER Byggindustrien Astrup og Hellern LPO Lund Hagem Flakk
SCS, Playa Man, view of the building from the beach
SCS, Playa Man, view of the building from the beach
SCS, Playa Man, view of the building showing three showers.
SCS, Playa Man, view of the building’s main elevation.
SCS, Playa Man, view of the interior of the building with sea-lions lying in the shade.
SCS, Playa Man, detail view of bamboo beam, diagonal, wire ties, and concrete stopper.
SCS, Playa Man, The design-build team with the San Cristobal Scouts.