Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)


We are a group of students from different areas who find a problem in the way that young architects obtain the tools, machinery, and raw materials for their projects. Typically, these young architects have an informal rental agreement that can cause them a lot of trouble with the tenant. Furthermore, tenants face the risk of damage and that this transaction will be undervalued. In addition, it is not a stable source of employment that causes labor inequality


It is a website that seeks to mediate between architects, engineers and any construction professional, and informal machinery tenants, material sellers and construction foremen. On this page, architects will be able to choose different materials, machinery and tools from a variety of tenants. In order to formalize the work of the tenants, their loyalty to the platform will be rewarded with a kind of salary depending on a certain number of transactions.

Main Beneficiaries:

Young architects and any other professional linked to the construction area of recently graduated small and medium-sized works that are inserted into the labor market and do not have contacts or efficient ways of obtaining machinery or material for their projects. They include the generation Z or centennial who relies more on applications and the internet and prefers to digitize their work. They live and work in the city of Quito and its surroundings. These professionals ideally know how to surf the internet, trust online payments, and have credit/debit cards that they can upload to the page to record payments. On the other hand, we have informal tenants who are usually middle-aged and older. His knowledge and confidence in the internet, online payments, and in some cases, banks are low. However, they see the need to adapt to the market and seek incentives to enter the web.


Inspiration and ideation


GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

- 11 months, 1 week ago
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