Thursday, October 4, 2007


This stuff is all from the OAN website but I combined as much of the information they had into newish categories. As we find information about different parts of the program parts we can add links to them.


Site area: 13 acres
Total facilities footprint: approx. 1300m2
External Areas:(Area: approx 470m2)|
Total occupancy: 100–140 people

* chocolate production factory (Area: approx. 400m2)

- provide a FDA & OSHA approved production area for the production of gourmet chocolate

- Work room

- Roasting room

- Melanger-broyer room

- Conching rooms

- Food store room

- Lunch room/kitchen

- Restrooms

- Service parking for delivery trucks (capacity: 3 trucks)

*staff living quarters

- 8 persons

- Restrooms

- Bedrooms

- living room

- laundry area

* a tourist visitor center (approx. 200m2 / 2)

- provide a public gathering space

- Café/chocolate tasting area

- Point of purchase area/small store

- Gallery

- Visitor restrooms

- Visitor parking (capacity: 3 buses, 10 cars)

*Community Gathering Spaces (approx. 200m2 / 2)

- Large meeting hall/auditorium (capacity: 60 persons)

- Community research library

* fair trade exchange /research center


- allow direct communication with international clients

- enable the artisans to continue to create unique designs

- photograph their art and immediately post each piece on the web

- artisans crave to research design trends

- Special order chocolates, such as wedding favors or specialized holiday gifts.


- Computer training room

- Small photography and graphics studio

- Server closet


- Administrative offices (2)

*Greenhouse/Botanical Gardens

*Picnic Area


Site: off-site, undetermined
Facility footprint: approx. 3 m2
Total occupancy: 6-8 people

- located off the main site in remote and semi-rural villages.

- 1 Design

- small independent structures, kiosks, addition to an existing structure, partitioned space within an existing structure

- Can be permanent or semi-permanent

Meant to:

- provide communication resources to international markets for rural artisans
enable artisans to receive and print orders for their handicrafts directly from overseas vendors

- provide access to the internet to allow artisans to research design trends to then modify their traditional designs to modern fashions

- communicate with Kallari's administrative offices and staff in the main complex


• 3 computer workstations per hub
• Secure storage
• Printing equipment


*sustainable and/or local building materials (bamboo, thatch and wood)

* using local labor to realize their design.

*respect and protect the unique environment and biodiversity of the Ecuadorian Amazon. *They must also honor the traditions and culture of the Kichwa-speaking (Northern Quechua) indigenous community.

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