Perez Infante

Professional Make-Doer


Infante 1415 #2: Everybody’s Patio

Community design and building - In collaboration with TOMA

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

A few months after the opening of Infante 1415 Creation Factory, the local government of Providencia commissioned TOMA to participate in a second phase of the rehabilitation. This time we were asked to the exterior space of the factory into a patio.
The central approach for the construction of the Patio was the inclusion of the members of the local community into the design and construction process. As in the first phase, the scope of the project transcended the structural requirements.

The most essential part of the project was the development and strengthening of the local community, a group of empowered neighbors who would be able to organize, appropriate and make decisions over the territory.