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Children's Bicentennial Park / ELEMENTAL

  • 01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Children's Bicentennial Park / ELEMENTAL
Children's Bicentennial Park / ELEMENTAL, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Perú, Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Alejandro Aravena, Ricardo Torrejón, Víctor Oddó, Juan Cerda, Fernando García-Huidobro, Gabriela Larraín, Rebecca Emmons
  • Area

    40000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

  • Structural engineering

    Luis Soler Ingenieros
  • Structural engineering review

    IEC Ingeniería S.A.
  • Client

    Parque Metropolitano / Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles
  • Soil mechanics

    Geofun Ltda.
  • Earthwork, water recycling and urbanization

    Urbano Proyectos
  • Canal energy dissipation

    IHS Ingenieros Civiles Ltda
  • Lighting project

    Limarí Lighting Design
  • Electrical project

    DC Ingeniería Eléctrica
  • Emergency and security plan

    GDI ingeniería
  • Landscape project

    Marta Vivero / Priscilla Conca, Parque Metropolitano
  • Irrigation project

    Equipos de riego Las brujas de Talagante.
  • Independent review

    Liliana Nilo, Liliana Vergara.
  • Materials

    Reinforced concrete, wood and steel
  • Budget

    US$1MM/ha
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From the architect. Chile has had an incredible economic growth in the last decade, but the urban standards have not increased proportionally. Santiago for example, has no single place where to go for a long walk.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
Plan General
Plan General

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These spaces tend to be associated to the geographical features of cities: rivers, seastrands, hills, but in Santiago, the river has already been used for a highway. The only place left is an old agricultural canal running at the base of the Metropolitan Park, the San Cristobal Hill. It is a ten-kilometer horizontal, continuous path that could be transformed into a pedestrian Promenade.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +20

A four-hectare Children's Park on the hillside, besides being a program to celebrate the bicentennial of Chile, can be considered as the initial phase of a promenade that will be completed in the coming years.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
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