2023 GFD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner – Andivi | spAce

In Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, in front of the extensive virgin beach of Punta Venado, emerges ANDIVI, a unique project that revalues the cycle of life and its connection to the earth and the cosmos. ANDIVI, which in the Mixtec language means “cosmos” or “sky,” seeks to integrate itself into the natural and cultural landscape of the beaches of Oaxaca, respecting their richness and diversity.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Global Future Design Awards 2023

Hospitality Architecture (Concept)


Juan Carlos Baumgartner

Design Team
Juan Carlos Baumgartner

Project Location
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca Mexico


©Juan Carlos Baumgartner

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ANDIVI aims to rediscover the origins, to create a celestial space on earth, to honor the connection our ancestors had with nature, and to build a conscious, proactive, and sustainable community. These intentions were incorporated into the design and shape of the treehouses. The base structure, chakra muladhara, connects with the earth and supports the ovoid element with a cocoon that shelters our being. The chakra anahata encourages a connection with the heart, and the chakra sahasrara holds the ultimate experience, a staircase to the rooftop that inspires moments of connection with the stars and the cosmos.

The structure celebrates local materials and traditional construction techniques. The treehouse complex rises above a platform/terrace that coexists with the landscapes of the virgin surroundings, respects the ground level of nature, and provides an unexpected view of the environment.

The volume designed with natural materials provides a bioclimatic approach, generating cross ventilation through a louvered facade and diffuse lighting, which also provides sea views from the interior. The 35 treehouses are distributed through the pattern created by the existing palm trees that create a network of connection between nature and the treehouses, as well as pathways that allow for interaction with the region’s flora and fauna.

The primary purpose of ANDIVI is to establish an internal connection with oneself and an external connection with nature, the earth, and the cosmos, to cultivate full awareness and respect for the surrounding environment.