Open Call: Santiago Launches International Competition for “Nueva Alameda Providencia”

The Metropolitan Regional Government of , 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 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.

Kaukari Urban Park / Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos

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Architects: Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos
Location: Copiapó, Copiapó, Atacama Region,
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

RP House / CMA Arquitectos

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Architects: CMA Arquitectos
Location: Laguna Vichuquen, , Maule Region, Chile
Project Architects: Pablo Campano y Gonzalo Martínez
Project Area: 700.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Sebastian Aedo / Estudio Apulso

Cristián Undurraga Photographs His Pavilion for Chile at Milan Expo

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Chilean architect Cristián Undurraga has shared a series of photos with us of ’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.

Venecia Recreational Park / Jaime Alarcón Fuentes

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Location: Temuco, Temuco, Araucanía Region,
Urban Team: Rodrigo Ibañez, Valeria Constanzo, Franco Gonzalez.
Social Team: Rodrigo Ibañez /Valeria Constanzo, Franco Gonzalez.
Area: 8400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Rodrigo Meza

New Downtown Santiago Inacap Campus / Estudio Larrain

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

Patio Palafito Hotel / Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer

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

Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V. Arquitectos

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Architects: Gonzalo Mardones V. Arquitectos
Location: , Región Metropolitana de , Chile
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nico Saieh

ERZ House / Cristián Berríos Arquitecto

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Architects: Cristián Berríos Arquitecto
Location: Los Lagos Region,
Project Area: 165.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Gustavo Burgos , Ignacio Rojas

Casa Los Algarrobos / MasFernandez Arquitectos + Claudio Tapia

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

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

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

Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos

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

House CS / Alvaro Arancibia + Sebastian Coll


Architects: Alvaro Arancibia, Sebastian Coll
Location: Cachagua, , Valparaíso, Chile
Area: 350.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alvaro Arancibia

House in Lake Villarrica / Planmaestro

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

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

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Architects: Macchi – Jeame – Danus & Boza – Boza – Labbé – Ruiz Risueño
Location: Curanilahue, Curanilahue, Bío Bío Region,
Architects In Charge: José Macchi – – 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

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Architects: BBATS Consulting & Projects SLP (Silvia Barbera, Jorge Batesteza, Cristóbal Tirado), MURTINHO+RABY arquitectos (Pedro Murtinho, Santiago Raby)
Location: La Florida, La Florida, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Manager: Silvia Barbera, Jorge Batesteza,
Partner In Charge: Cristóbal Tirado
Project Management: Silvia Barbera, Cristóbal Tirado, Santiago Raby
Area: 67504.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nico Saieh, Pablo Casals – Aguirre

raumspielkunst Envisions Next Generation Gas Station in Chile

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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

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Location: Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region,
Area: 985.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld