The intervention focused on transforming a built plot with a preexisting self-managed structure in order to consolidate it as a public space in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Caracas with a strong force of self-determination: El 70. The project aims to fulfill the programmatic requirements proposed by the community, based on collective use and multiple functions.
▼项目与周边环境鸟瞰，aerial view of the project and surrounding environment ©Miguel Braceli
▼项目概览，overall of the project © Diego Gonzalez
The development of the project and its construction were made possible through the use of participative methodologies for its design, program and construction. The community participated and played a central role in each of the processes during the design, decision making and construction of the building together with the team of specialists made up of architects, artists, photographers, engineers and anthropologists, among others.
▼观景塔，the lookout tower © Diego Gonzalez
▼项目由回收再利用的材料建成，The project is built from recycled materials © Diego Gonzalez
▼观景塔内部，interior of the lookout tower © Diego Gonzalez
▼城市全景视野，360° views over the city valley © Diego Gonzalez
▼观景塔下设有娱乐设施，Recreational facilities are provided under the lookout tower © Saúl Yuncoxar
The construction efforts were based on repurposing certain components of the porch structure, based on the principle of recycling and reuse, attempting to harness the existing building as a source of material. The components were reused to generate height, creating a lookout tower that provides 360° views over the city valley. The building provides a square at street level to create a meeting place for everyday use.
▼底层的屋顶形成街道层面的小型广场，The building provides a square at street level © Diego Gonzalez
▼由屋顶广场看周边环境，viewing the surrounding environment from the roof square © Saúl Yuncoxar
The lower level is a multi-use space, a place for community meetings and different programmed cultural activities. It can be used as a dance rehearsal space for the girls in the contemporary dance group, for young people from the neighborhood interested in hip hop, for meetings of the senior citizens’ club, or for babysitting children from the community. There is also an open area, accessible and easy to read, surrounded by unique patios to play in, a vertical garden, a small office for the community council, bathrooms and storage space.
▼底层天井空间，patio of the ground floor © Diego Gonzalez
▼社区活动室，activities room © Diego Gonzalez
▼夜景，night view © Miguel Braceli
▼轴测图，axonometric drawing © maan + grupo talca
▼总平面图，master plan © maan + grupo talca
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan © maan + grupo talca
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan © maan + grupo talca
▼剖面图，sections © maan + grupo talca
Project: Mirador 70
Team: maan + grupo talca
Architects: Maximillian Nowotka, Rodrigo Sheward, Martin del Solar
Design team: Gustavo Rincón, Andrea Nones Kobiakov
Colaborators: Maria Alejandra Pernalete, Nicole Calderon Jaffe, Adriana Ruiz, Johan Martinez, David Diaz, Alexis Echenique, Tatiana Jimenez, Rubia Castro
Engineering: Natasha Castro
Photographs: Diego Gonzalez, Saúl Yuncoxar, Miguel Braceli
Location: Caracas, Venezuela