Call for Proposals: A Landmark for Santiago

To commemorate its Bicentennial, the Chilean government has launched an initiative called “Bicentennial Legacy” to regenerate, revitalize, and consolidate the public spaces, heritage sites, and urban icons of the country.

As part of this program, ’s President, Sebastian Piñera, has proposed the “Plan Parque Metropolitano 100 Años”, which outlines projects that are to be developed within the Metropolitan Park of . This urban park is the principal public space within the city and is located on San Cristobal Hill, the geographical/metaphorical heart of the city. 

One of these projects is the construction of a tower that will consolidate the numerous antennas currently located throughout the hill into a single infrastructure. 

Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita

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Architects: Raimundo Anguita
Location: Chicureo, Colina, Metropolitan Region,
Project Team: Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
Area: 545 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Oliver Llaneza

Casa de Madera / Dörr + Schmidt

© Marcos Zegers

Location: Panquehue, Valparaíso Region,
Architect In Charge: Manuel Dörr, Pablo Schmidt
Area: 662 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcos Zegers

Jorge Alessandri Secondary School / Crisosto Arquitectos Consultores

© Pablo Blanco Barros

Architects: Crisosto Arquitectos Consultores
Location: Las Compañías, ,
Architect In Charge: Andrés Crisosto Smith, Andrés Crisosto Aguilera
Area: 5,371 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Blanco Barros

Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL

© Suyin Chia

Architects: ELEMENTAL
Location: Constitución, Maule Region,
Collaborators: Philip Zurman
Structural Engineering: Patricio Bertholet
Construction: Icafal
Civil And Plumbing Engineering: Fernando Montoya
Electrical Engineering: Ramón Prado
Area: 5688.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Suyin Chia, Cristian Martinez, Courtesy of

2 Houses in Punta Pite / Izquierdo Lehmann

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Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann
Location: , Valparaíso Region,
Project Area: 800 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Luis Izquierdo

Home Studio / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Puerto Fuy, Pirihueico Lake, Panguipulli, Los Ríos Region,
Project Architects: Horacio Schmidt C. , Horacio Schmidt R. , Martin Schmidt R.
Project Area: 100.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

Floating Hotel / Sabbagh Arquitectos

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Architects: Sabbagh Arquitectos
Location: Archipielago de los Chonos, Cisnes, Aisén Region,
Project Architects: Juan Sabbagh, Mariana Sabbagh, Juan Pedro Sabbagh, Felipe Sabbagh
Project Area: 2,600 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos

Binimelis-Barahona House / Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos

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Architects: Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos
Location: Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Architects: Antonio Polidura, Marco Polidura, Pablo Talhouk
Structures: Daniel Stagno
Project Area: 260 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photography: Aryeh Kornfeld

Metropolitan Park South Access / Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos

© Marcos Mendizabal

Architects: Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos
Location: La Pintana, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Architects: Antonio Polidura, Pablo Talhouk
Graphic Design: Juan Polidura, Tomas Forteza
Project Area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal, Courtesy of Poliudra Talhouk

Casa Ensignia Gerber / OF Arquitectos

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Architects: OF Arquitectos
Location: Tunquen, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Francisco Cepeda,
Project Architect: Nicolas Cabargas
Area: 140.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal

Winner Chosen to Design Annex to Chile’s National History Museum

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The winner of a competition to design a new extension for Chile‘s National History Museum has been announced. The competition, hosted by The Chilean Architecture Department of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Libraries, Archives and Museums, called for an 8,612 square feet annex devoted to exhibition and storage space. From the 54 proposals received, Aguiló + Pedraza Architects’ stood out.

The Architect’s description of the proposal, after the break.

Casa La Cañada / Ricardo Torrejon

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Architects: Ricardo Torrejon Schellhorn
Location: La Canadá, La Reina, Metropolitan Region,
Area: 225.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido

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Architects: Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido
Location: , O’Higgins Region, Chile
Project Start Date: 2003
Site Area: 3800 m2
Project Area: 550.0 m2
Project Year: 2007
Photography: Guy Wenborne

Ayen Clinic / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido

© Cristobal Palma

Architects: Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido
Location: Talca,
Collaborators: Alejandra Araya, Macarena Ávila
Project Area: 450 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Mirador Pocuro Building / SEARLE PUGA arquitectos

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Architects: SEARLE PUGA arquitectos
Location: Providencia, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Architects: Marcela Puga W., Juan Francisco Ossa B., Rodrigo Searle G.
Project Area: 3,518 sqm
Photographs: Nico Saieh

House in Buchupureo / Alvaro Ramírez + Clarisa Elton

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Architects: Alvaro Ramirez + Clarisa Elton
Location: Buchupureo, Cobquecura, Biobío Region,
Project Area: 55 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton

Coastal Marine Research Station / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos

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Architects: Martin Hurtado Arquitectos
Location: Las Cruces, , Valparaíso Region, Chile
Project Area: 1,678 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Martín Hurtado