Pupusas are a traditional dish in El Salvador, eaten mainly on small diners or outside. However, how can you make such an informal traditional dish appealing to people in other countries? That is the main objective for this project. What determined the shape of the building was the process it takes to make pupusas and the way people coexist and interact when they are eating them. They do so in a very casual environment with friends and family. The layout is designed to create multiple environments, private rooms, outdoor spaces and a bar. This is thought in order to evolve the concept of informal dining of pupusas and create a different form of interaction among the target users. The shape of the building is thought out to maximize the view of the city in Barranquilla and to be an observatory of a very touristic city.

Pupusas are a traditional dish in El Salvador, eaten mainly on small diners or outside. However, how can you make such an informal traditional dish appealing to people in other countries? That is the main objective for this project. What determined the shape of the building was the process it takes to make pupusas and the way people coexist and interact when they are eating them. They do so in a very casual environment with friends and family. The layout is designed to create multiple environments, private rooms, outdoor spaces and a bar. This is thought in order to evolve the concept of informal dining of pupusas and create a different form of interaction among the target users. The shape of the building is thought out to maximize the view of the city in Barranquilla and to be an observatory of a very touristic city.