Node Connection Patrimonial in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Jeniffer Velez
Nathaly Aguilar


Guayaquil is one of the cities with a high rate of deficiencies in terms of pedestrian and vehicular mobility; it is essential to focus on the fact that the city's mass transportation and its urban environment need to change in order to mitigate the high incidence of pollution and promote sustainable transportation, creating places, plazas and connection centers for pedestrians. A solution to the lack of parking, walkable public space and multimodal and accessible mobility is proposed. The proposal is based on presenting recreational and leisure spaces for citizens through a pedestrian route where the focus is on Avenida 9 de Octubre, to motivate the use of public spaces free of vehicular pollution to take advantage of the city's heritage facilities. At the same time, it proposes an approach to its most emblematic buildings, which have been restored without losing the individuality that makes them representative. The purpose of the project is to promote a connecting plaza is created, with the different public spaces that are located on the main road that connects Av. 9 de Octubre with the Malecón 2000 and its surroundings. The detailed exploration of theoretical tools, based on the methodology of Jan Gehl, and the investigative approaches of Pin Guerrero, point to a strategic proposal of mixed character, presenting a connection of patrimonial nodes oriented to divert the vehicular collapse that exists on the avenue, and creating a central esplanade that is complemented with urban furniture and green areas.

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Velez, J., & Aguilar, N. (2023). Node Connection Patrimonial in Guayaquil, Ecuador. ArTeS: Architecture, Technology and Sustainability, 5(1), 23–28. Retrieved from
Author Biographies

Jeniffer Velez, Param3tric StuDio

Jeniffer Dayanara Vélez Macías born in Santa Rosa, El Oro, Ecuador, student of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Guayaquil, currently in the ninth semester. I have actively participated in events of the Faculty, such as expofau, focusing my work on design and urbanism projects. My interests are oriented towards the design of comfortable, accessible and sustainable spaces and buildings and the relationship between urban design and people. I work with Adobe programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Autosdek (AutoCAD, Revit). I am focused on continuing to grow as a future professional, incorporating creativity and innovation in my projects. My goal is to provide integral and socially conscious solutions through my designs.

Nathaly Aguilar, Param3tric StuDio

Nathaly Yamileth Aguilar Loaiza, born in Piñas, El Oro, Ecuador, student of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Guayaquil, currently in the ninth semester. I have participated in architectural events at my university, which shows my interest and experience in this field. I have also worked in the drafting of urban planning projects, design and other areas of architecture, showing versatility. I have skills in the use of design and rendering programs. I am interested in issues of sustainability and environmental awareness, seeking to incorporate these concepts into my designs. I am focused on applying this knowledge to my professional development.


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