The province of Chiriquí is the second most developed province in Panama with an estimated population of nearly 417,000 in the 2010 census. Despite being the second most developed province, the success is not found throughout its districts. Wealth inequality can be seen through the Gini index of inequality. The index ranges from a scale of 0 to 100, 0 being perfect equality and 100 being full inequality. The province’s rating is a 32.9. While the quantitative data is prevalent, the analysis of the qualitative data speaks volumes as well.
With the site being located in the heart of Los Algarrobos, Panama, the primary focus is on maximization of dwelling spaces and integration into the surrounding neighborhoods. Through careful analysis of the quantitative and qualitative evidence on the surroundings, along with the resulting after-effects of designing low-income structures; specifically, the goal of this proposal is to boost the production of affordable housing units and the standard of living.