The Metropolitan Regional Government of Santiago, Chile has launched a Two Stage International Public Competition for the development of the urban design and engineering of the urban axis Alameda Providencia. This axis is not only the main avenue of the city of Santiago de Chile, but is also considered to be the “heart of the metropolis” and the republic’s most representative public space. The 12 km corridor integrates civic, symbolic and economic functions, represented by the highest concentration of retail, business and civic activities of the Metropolitan Region.
Based on the national relevance of this space, this competition not only aims to select the best team of professionals, but also the best comprehensive urban design, public space, landscape and urban mobility proposal, which considers the demands of the inhabitants of the city of Santiago for a better quality of life and the need for revitalized public spaces and public transport improvements. The Master Plan should take into account the surrounding buildings and natural heritage, land uses and existing and future social activities along this metropolitan axis.
The Conceptual Master Plan should consider that Santiago’s Metropolitan Transit System is an open system. Therefore, the proposals should be functional for bus services entering or leaving at various points along its 12 kms and/or at its ends; that is, the infrastructure must allow for intermediate points where buses can enter and/or exit, in addition to at the ends. Due to this, bus courtyards are not required, yet spaces for frequency regulation are.
View competition details after the break.
Architects: Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos
Location: Copiapó, Copiapó, Atacama Region, Chile
Project Architects: Teodoro Fernández Larrañaga, Macarena Gaete Cruz, Milva Pesce Traverso, Paulina Courard Délano
Project Area: 60000.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos
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.
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
La Florida Metropolitan Hospital Clinic / BBATS Consulting & Projects SLP + MURTINHO+RABY arquitectos
Architects: BBATS Consulting & Projects SLP (Silvia Barbera, Jorge Batesteza, Cristóbal Tirado), MURTINHO+RABY arquitectos (Pedro Murtinho, Santiago Raby)
Location: La Florida, La Florida, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Manager: Silvia Barbera, Jorge Batesteza, Cristobal Tirado
Partner In Charge: Cristóbal Tirado
Project Management: Silvia Barbera, Cristóbal Tirado, Santiago Raby
Area: 67504.0 sqm
Photographs: Nico Saieh, Pablo Casals – Aguirre
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.