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Memory Museum / Estudio America

  • Architects: Estudio America
  • Location: Matucana 501, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Carlos Dias, Lucas Fehr, Mario Figueroa
  • Area: 10900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh

From the architect. Sao Paulo based practice Estudio America recently completed the new Memory Museum in the cultural district of Matucana in Santiago, Chile.

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Interesting combination, as the Sao Paulo architecture scene has a strong heritage from Brazilian architects Oscar Niemeyer, Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi, and other architects from the modern movement. The result? A pure volume, on which every effort has been put into the structure, cantilevering between two ponds on which a line of shadow on the base make the volume gravitate. Finishes are simple, with no pretension.

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Under the volume, a big shadow welcomes visitors, who pass by a small lobby before entering the triple-height inside the container, with the different exhibition spaces. Circulations go on the perimeter, from where the perforated copper skin offers a perfect view of the outside.

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
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