As part of the Miraflores locks infrastructure, the narrow strip of concrete on Panama Canal witnesses the contrast between transience and endurance as countless ships pass through the gates over decades. Likewise, the project Habitacion Miraflores introduces dynamic patterns of people to this unusual site. While accommodating cruise passengers, road trippers, and rainforest researchers for their transient stays over the annual timetable, the project also seeks alternative means to sent messages beyond its geographic location by incorporating the global shipping hub of Panama Canal into part of the design
[Project of UM Upper Level Studio, Spring 2016, Instructors: Terence Riley; Manuel Rojo; Wesley Kean]