ThePlaza Guayarte is made up of containers, which, not being metallic, will remainwarm, since they were already covered with insulating material. The floor has alayer of concrete and on it there is porcelain.
Between68 and 70 of these boxes have been suitable for restaurants, cafeterias,offices, a gallery and a theater, all around the Guayaquil Emprende municipalcenter, which operates in the linear park of the av. Carlos Julio Arosemena, infront of the Catholic University.
Guayarteis complementary to the project of productive development, says Pedro PabloDuart, municipal director of Social Action, one of the three promoters of the gastronomicspace with room for urban art, music and, of course, for entrepreneurship.
CouncilmanJosué Sánchez and the coordinator of Guayarte, Carlos Limongi, are the othertwo promoters. “We started with the murals in open spaces, but then weproposed to have a permanent space for artists and what better than this, nextto the estuary,” says Sánchez.
The armed with containers of the infrastructure was a challenge, says Patricio Cabal, builder of the project whose investment amounts to $ 4.8 million, according to the Municipality.
“We used recycled containers, we gave them treatment, they are coated, they have ventilation,” says Cabal.
Guayarte will have gastronomic places on the side of Avenida Carlos Julio Arosemena and on the side of Kennedy Avenue. It will have 100 parking spaces, 50 on each edge.
In the middle of both, separated by the zigzag pedestrian bridge, there will be an additional space for musical presentations and for the meeting of plastic artists who will exhibit works and even paint outdoors, in a cozy atmosphere, with luminous canopies of seven meters, fountain and a gallery of 20 designs already selected through a contest.
Because of the location between the Catholic and Guayaquil universities, Guayarte will be a transit route, its promoters refer, from an audience eager for progress, to develop ideas and undertakings in favor of the country’s development.
Limongi, project coordinator, highlights the reception of small businesses, as well as already recognized brands. It associates Guayarte as a similar initiative to Mercado del Río, which was inaugurated last month at the Malecón Simón Bolívar.
The diners here, on the other hand, will enjoy the Salado stream and its breeze.
Andwhen they cross the zigzag pedestrian bridge they will also find entrepreneursoffering their products, and they will be able to admire metallic figuresalluding to a heron, chapulete, and other species that are observed in thearea. (I)