The Convention Center project located in Cayey, Puerto Rico and has a total area of 28,000 sf.
In this picture we can appreciate the before state of the site. The current structure is a two story public parking building. The project entailed building a Convention Center on top of the parking building. The parking structure would serve the Convention Center when needed.
The Convention Center post image has the architecture design vision of our office. The project is meant to be the main attraction in the city of Cayey. One of the main considerations taken where to disturb the parking structure as little as possible in order to respect the previous architectural design. Extending the current structural columns and creating a new building on top achieved this. The new structure was divided horizontally in order to avoid the appearance of a superstructure; this gives a smaller sense of scale.
The project required balconies to the exterior as well as large glass curtain wall windows to the north. This resulted in the avoidance of southern sunlight, which would minimize the heat gain and the size of the HVAC system needed to cool the space. The north glass curtain wall also allows for the great views the city of Cayey offers.