Quito: A Flatbed Site as an Agent for a New Centrality

This book takes the current Mariscal Sucre International Airport grounds (soon to be vacated when the aiport is relocated) as a point of departure for an extensive exploration of the relationship between Quito's organizational directives and its broader orographic condition. Through diverse cartographic exercises and well-tempered drawings, the city is represented in order to ignite creative thought about the forms of open space that can colonize the void.

San Francisco de Quito, a city anchored in the middle of the Andes, operates within the constraints of extremely rugged terrain. This publication takes the Mariscal Sucre Int'l Airport grounds, soon to be relocated, as a point of departure for an extensive exploration of the relationship between the city's organizational directives and its broader orographic condition. (Spanish/English.)

Publisher: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2007