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Boyeruca Fishermen’s Service Building / SGGB Arquitectos

© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia
  • Architects: SGGB Arquitectos
  • Location: Boyeruca, Chile
  • Project Architects: Guillermo Bustos, Sebastián Guevara
  • Area: 190 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Nicolás Arancibia, Sebastian Guevara

© Nicolás Arancibia © Nicolás Arancibia © Nicolás Arancibia © Nicolás Arancibia

© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia

From the architect. The fishermen’s service building in Boyeruca consists of two distinct constructive layers, intentionally separated by semi-inverted exposed concrete beams.

© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia

The lower layer, as a base, houses the functional programs of the building: hall, fishermen’s union office, kitchen, cold storage, fishing boxes, staff restrooms and customer restrooms for the restaurant. This operating condition is enhanced by the use of exposed concrete, black stone from the site and red metal gates.

© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia

The top layer, made of wood, houses the restaurant and fishermen’s union headquarters. It displays elements of the typical architecture of the south of the country, both in its morphology, construction process and color-wear.

© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia

Both modules are designed according to different weather variables: the first includes collapsible structure criteria in case of a tsunami, whereas the second includes protection from wind and water through a careful process of a black waterproof seal, the integration of an asymmetric gable roof, and the development of hidden waterways.

Elevations and Sections
Elevations and Sections

Next to them is the fishermen’s platform, protected from the southern wind through a strategic positioning of the project. It is designed as a public space important to the environment.

© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Boyeruca Fishermen’s Service Building / SGGB Arquitectos" [Caleta de Boyeruca / SGGB Arquitectos] 22 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Lorena Quintana) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/403045/boyeruca-fishermen-s-service-building-sggb-arquitectos/>