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Cristián Undurraga Photographs His Pavilion for Chile at Milan Expo

Chilean architect Cristián Undurraga has shared a series of photos with us of Chile’s recently inaugurated pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Undurraga’s design for the pavilion was chosen from 21 projects submitted in a public competition held by the College of Architects and the Chilean Association of Architecture Offices (AOA) in 2013. Undurraga's pavilion follows a rich lineage of Chilean architecture created for World Expositions set by the historic iceberg created for the Seville Expo '92 and the gold medal winning Shanghai Expo pavilion from 2010

The pavilion aims to position Chile as a “food power” (potencia alimentaria), emphasizing the quality of its food and the vast markets that Chilean exports reach. The journey through the pavilion is complemented by audiovisual devices, ending with the Table of Chile where the visitor can taste and buy Chilean food products.

The Milan Expo opened on May 1st and will run until October 31, receiving an estimated 24 million people.

See images and visitor reactions of the Chilean pavilion after the break. 

Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga

Venecia Recreational Park / Jaime Alarcón Fuentes

© Rodrigo Meza
© Rodrigo Meza
  • Architects: Jaime Alarcón Fuentes
  • Location: Temuco, Temuco, Araucanía Region, Chile
  • Urban Team: Rodrigo Ibañez, Valeria Constanzo, Franco Gonzalez.
  • Social Team: Rodrigo Ibañez /Valeria Constanzo, Franco Gonzalez.
  • Area: 8400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Meza

© Rodrigo Meza © Rodrigo Meza © Rodrigo Meza © Rodrigo Meza

New Downtown Santiago Inacap Campus / Estudio Larrain

  • Architects: Estudio Larrain
  • Location: Moneda 1802, Santiago, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: Rodrigo Larraín Gálvez, Rodrigo Larraín Illanes
  • Area: 19670.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Larraín Illanes, Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Rodrigo Larraín Illanes © Rodrigo Larraín Illanes

Patio Palafito Hotel / Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer

  • Architects: Eugenio Ortúzar, Tania Gebauer
  • Location: Castro, Castro, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Area: 350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Eugenio Ortúzar

© Eugenio Ortúzar © Eugenio Ortúzar © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Eugenio Ortúzar

Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V. Arquitectos

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

ERZ House / Cristián Berríos Arquitecto

© Gustavo Burgos © Gustavo Burgos © Gustavo Burgos © Gustavo Burgos

Casa Los Algarrobos / MasFernandez Arquitectos + Claudio Tapia

  • Architects: MasFernandez Arquitectos, Claudio Tapia
  • Location: El Algarrobo 67-107, Colina, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects In Charge : Cristóbal Fernández, Claudio Tapia, Antonio Mundi
  • Area: 368.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photography: Nico Saieh

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

Houses 10 and 10 + 10 / Gonzalo Mardones V. Arquitectos

  • Architects: Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos
  • Location: Tierras Blancas, Zapallar, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
  • Constructor: Salvador Errázuriz
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh

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

Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos

  • Architects: PLAN Arquitectos
  • Location: Plaza Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: Rodrigo Cáceres Moena, Alejandro Vargas Peyreblanque, Alvaro Gonzalez Bastías
  • Structural Engineering: JC Ingenieros
  • Area: 11345.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco

House CS / Alvaro Arancibia + Sebastian Coll

© Alvaro Arancibia © Alvaro Arancibia © Alvaro Arancibia © Alvaro Arancibia

House in Lake Villarrica / Planmaestro

  • Architects: Planmaestro
  • Location: Los Raulíes, Villarrica, Araucanía, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: Mathias Jacob, Alejandro Galarce, Andrea Jacob
  • Area: 387.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Mathias Jacob

© Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob

Mariano Latorre Lyceum / Macchi - Jeame - Danus & Boza - Boza - Labbé - Ruiz Risueño

  • Architects: Macchi - Jeame - Danus & Boza - Boza - Labbé - Ruiz Risueño
  • Location: Curanilahue, Curanilahue, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: José Macchi - Francisco Danus - Ernesto Jeame & Cristián Boza D. - Cristián Boza W.– Diego Labbé- Eduardo Ruiz-Risueño
  • Area: 9500.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Felipe Díaz Contardo, Cristián Boza Wilson

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo

La Florida Metropolitan Hospital Clinic / BBATS Consulting & Projects SLP + MURTINHO+RABY arquitectos

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

raumspielkunst Envisions Next Generation Gas Station in Chile

Where the Panamerican Route passes along Rancagua, Chile, it does so in a seemingly interminable straight line, intersecting with the H-35 toward the Pacific and the Andes. At this junction between two of Rancagua's arterial roads German practice raumspielkunst has envisioned "The Cloud," a new form of self-sufficient gas station.

Responding to the nature of its site as a meeting point between the industrial and the touristic, the environmentally efficient gas station would cater for thousands of commuters each day. 

Dinamarca 399 / Joaquín Velasco Rubio

  • Architects: Joaquín Velasco Rubio
  • Location: Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Area: 985.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld

STV Building / Cristián Berríos Arquitecto

  • Architects: Cristián Berríos Arquitecto
  • Location: Victor Lamas 1090, Concepción, Biobío, Chile
  • Associated Architect: Cristian Dippel
  • Area: 486.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jordi Regot

© Jordi Regot © Jordi Regot © Jordi Regot © Jordi Regot

Civilization 0.000: A Skyscraper for a "New Advanced Society"

Imagine a future in which all the Earth's divisions are removed: countries abolished, borders dissolved, and governments overthrown. Such is the version of planet Earth for which "Civilization 0.000", the 2013 master's thesis project by Dimo Ivanov of RWTH Aachen University, is designed. Envisioning a future free of "unnatural division" and where the earth's resources are measured and meted out according to human need, the project proposes a series of interlinked skyscrapers or "0.000 Units" that harness local earth resources. Each of the units assumes one of 6 key functions: living space, education, resource management, production, energy storage, and electricity generation. Functions are determined by the environment in which the units are sited.

Courtesy of Dimo Ivanov Courtesy of Dimo Ivanov Courtesy of Dimo Ivanov Typical Floor Plans