21. Sanshayacu Green House

Urban Agriculture

Location: Shanshayacu Gully, Quitumbe, Quito

The project consist in the consensus decision-making, participatory design, and the collaborative construction of a Green House in a local community in Shanshayacu Gully, Quitumbe. Although during the earthquake in April 2016 the Shanshayacu Gully was flooded, the community and the students decided to face the challenge of the project’s reactivation. The aim of the project is to work out a process that will allow communities to reach a common goal autonomously. The project searches not only for an appropriate architectural space, to promote food sovereignty and a good quality of life, but especially wants to show that if groups get organized they can meet great challenges.