Glacial Water Botteling Plant / Panorama

© Cristobal Valdes

Architects: Panorama – Nicolas Valdes Rojic Constanza, Hagemann Muñoz
Location: Queulat fiord, , Chile
Area: 420 sqm
Construction: 2011
Photographs: Cristobal Valdes

© Cristobal Valdes

The project is situated in the border of Queulat National Park in Patagonia 3 hours away from Cohiaique, which is the nearest city. This compromised the material and construction logistics decisions to secure its construction quality and ageing because of tough climate conditions.

© Cristobal Valdes

The project was built in 4 months. The process consists of bottled glacial water. The building that contains the process is a box 18 by 18 meters and 6 meters high. The four facades are clad in toughened glass with a black opaque coating with a tapered soil base.

plan 01

Because of the climatic conditions, glass offered a good skin solution plus the reflections of the surroundings as ornament, and the steel structure which is bolted to ensure recycling as much as possible. The near by river during winter season floods the area so the 1.5 meter tapered base offers the necessary protection with out compromising the building.

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Cite: "Glacial Water Botteling Plant / Panorama" 06 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=223414>