Torno Co Lab
Francisco Hernandez de Girón N 35-66 and América Avenue , 170508 Quito

Torno is a laboratory of ideas, home to studios and freelancers generating synergies that will enrich the results of the individual and collective work of its members. It promotes cultural, academic and urban interaction, in a collaborative approach for social benefit.

Since its inception, the objective was to reintegrate disused spaces of the city to turn them into an engine of ideas, taking into account certain determinants such as centrality, connectivity and spatiality.”

It is located in the northern-central area of Quito. It opened on September 25th of 2014. In a renowned mechanic shop that closed on 2013 called Torno. Since then the project had a name.

It was developed starting from concepts of resources, optimization and parallel to the space they build a platform from the collectives that are going to be part of the project and the city. The design of the interior acts like a separate volume from its container (the warehouse) taking advantage of the area inside, the light and the circulations, to eliminate any hierarchy with the six offices inside Torno and have a clean workspace.

Torno counts with 30 seats for the co work space, coffee shop, meeting room, murals and street art area, exhibition area and workshop spaces that establish relationships and forms of collaborative work.”

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