Olisur: Olive Oil factory / Guillermo Hevia (GH+A)

Architect: Guilermo Hevia – GH+A Arquitectos
Location: La Estrella, VI Región, Chile
Collaborators: Tomás Villalón, Francisco Carrión, Guillermo Hevia G, Marcela Suazo
Client: Olisur S.A.
Contractor: Pitagora S.A.
Project Year: 2008
Constructed Area: 2.800 sqm
Site Area: 5 ha (Mill) – 1.000 ha (Plantations)
Materials: Laminated , Plywood, , Concrete & Glass
Climate consultant: BIOTECH Chile Consultores Ltda.
Exterior skin: Pizarreño S.A.
Structure & Wooden skin: Arauco S.A.
Lighting: Opendark S.A.
Production: Jaime Gálvez – Tomás Eguiguren
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma, Guillermo Hevia

A volume of architecture simple and emphatic, which reinterprets allegorically anonymous architectures of the central valley, sits on the softer mountains of olives, looking subtly with its wooden facades and colors that stand out with the luminosity of the place. The body will mimic the geography and planning lines of trees on their facades. It uses sustainable technologies, creating the enabling environment for work and olive oil production quality.

Cite: "Olisur: Olive Oil factory / Guillermo Hevia (GH+A)" 21 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=19631>