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Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 15 October, 2008
Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos
Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos

Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Holanda 2-66, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects

    Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos
  • Architect In Charge

    Santiago Raby Pinto
  • Collaborators

    Miguel Angel Contreras Ch. y Alejandra López
  • Client

    Los Héroes Caja Compensación
  • Contractor

    ALTIUS
  • Area

    3350.0 sqm

From the architect. CONTEXT

The challenge was the rehabilitation of a ‘70s building for a new purpose: The General Offices of Caja de Compensación Los Heroes.

The corporation is privet, independent and non profit institution. Its role is to administrate social security funds for economic help for retired persons and workmen through small and soft loans. The main beneficiaries are senior citizen and their leisure time is an important target of this institution.

CONCEPTS AND PROPOSAL

THE FAÇADE SKIN

To create and transform the old and grey `70s building into a new one expressing character, we use the relationship of leisure - nature as the main architectural concept. The ludic and light expression was the way to conjugate and symbolize this concept-relationship (leisure-nature).

The façade skin builds this ludic and light expression, and celebrates the relationship between the institution and its urban context, or in other words, between the building and its "urban nature".

At the same time, the building strategy is to efficiently collect energy with a sustainable façade.

This double façade skin is an UV ray filter and a good component to isolate the interior space comfort.

INNER STRATEGY

The inner transformation strategy creates a circular core, transforming old geometry and giving a fluent, continuous and functional circulation, which links all floor spaces.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos" 15 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/7502/los-heroes-building-murtinho-y-asociados-arquitectos/>
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11 Comments

fatah saleh alageliy · October 24, 2010

semes to be hotel

Manina · October 19, 2010

love this building !!!....at last some happy, and successful use of colour in an urban building !!!

terng · November 18, 2009

http://bit.ly/2RJaQl ????????? renovate ?????????????????

snookiiz · November 11, 2009

http://bit.ly/2RJaQl >>Los Heroes Building ??????????? ????? ?????? 55

Rachel Maury · June 15, 2009

Craving colour? Excellent façade renovation project in Santiago http://bit.ly/O5NJq

Mohammad Ataullah · January 07, 2009

Very attractive and colorful idea.

jouke · October 30, 2008

Strongly reminds me of the Dutch Institute for Image and Sound (NIBG),

http://pers.beeldengeluid.nl/S...

louisa · October 29, 2008

Well , i m not sure about the supportive structure , secondary member behind the glass panels. This looks like temporary structure.. maybe Glass Fins to support behind can have a Clean floating tinted glass.... but this colour mixture is nice to create vibrant and attractive building envelope.... but to me.. it looks like a shopping mall.

karli · October 20, 2008

my favorite architectural office is in santiago, chile?!!?! I WILL WORK THERE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! http://tinyurl.com/48e5qs

abg · February 15, 2012 02:04 AM

Hi, send us ur CV
info@murtinho.cl
Thanks
ABG

. · October 18, 2008

arquitetura [Murtinho y Asociados ] -----> http://tinyurl.com/48e5qs

spass · October 15, 2008

That's one colorful building. I first thought based on te night shot that the effect is done with colored light beams, but it looks like panes of glass are colored.

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