First-Place Winner of Santiago Landmark Competition: Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell

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Smiljan Radic, Gabriela Medrano, and Ricardo Serpell have won a competition to design a new landmark for Santiago, Chile: an antenna tower to be placed on the summit of San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of the city. The “ Antenna Tower,” a unique telecommunications tower with panoramic views, should be completed in 2017, in time for the centenary of the Metropolitan Park of .

Further detail and the architect’s description of the project, after the break.

Endless Cycling / Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes

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Architects: Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes
Location: , Maule Region,
Project Area: 30 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Patricia Albornoz Avendaño, Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes

Smiljan Radic Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Santiago

First Place Proposal: Smiljan Radic + + . Image

Smiljan Radic has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a landmark on San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of Santiago, Chile, that consolidates the hill’s numerous antennas into a single infrastructure.

According to the Contest Director, Luis Eduardo L. Bresciani, the purpose of this competition was to generate an innovative structure of iconic character, an architectural work of outstanding quality that would differ from other towers in other cities and give an identity not just to the hill, but to the city of Santiago. The jury also took into account the landscape of the site, particularly the care with which the park would be treated, as well as the tower’s relationship with the statue of the Virgin and the hilltop in general. Finally, the functionality of the infrastructure, which should act as both a telecommunications tower as well as a public space with panoramic views, was considered. See the six shortlisted proposals, after the break.

De La Isla Hotel / Estudio Larrain

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Architects: Estudio Larrain
Location: Isla Madre de Dios, , Los Lagos Region,
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Larrain Galvez, Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
Collaborators: Pedro Leyton, Alonso De Orbegoso, Sebastian Suzuki
Constructor: Constructora Tecsa S.A.
Area: 14179.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio Larrain

Residence in Papudo / Raimundo Anguita

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Architects: Raimundo Anguita
Location: , Valparaíso Region,
Architect In Charge: Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Raimundo Anguita, Oliver llaneza

Inacap Downtown Campus / Estudio Larrain

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Architects: Estudio Larrain
Location: Moneda 1802, , Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Larrain Galvez, Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
Area: 19670.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rodrigo Larrain Illanes, Guy Wenborne

Andronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Avendia Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Macul, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Enrique Browne
Associated Architects: Tomás Swett, Josefina del Río, Cristobal Teixidó
Colaborating Architects: Paulina Fernández, Jorge Silva, Enrique Browne C, Verónica López.
Site Area: 3723 sqm
Area: 2650.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nico Saieh, Enrique Browne

Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic

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Architects:
Location: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino – Bandera 361, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Smiljan Radic
Project Area: 1300.0 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Nico Saieh, Cortesia de SUMO Museografía

Winter Cabin In Malalcahuello / MC2 Arquitectos

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Architects: MC2 Arquitectos
Location: Araucanía Region,
Architect In Charge: Francisca Cifuentes, Alejandro Morales
Area: 48.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of MC2 arquitectos

School San Andres 2 / Gubbins Arquitectos

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Architects: Gubbins Arquitectos – Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Victor Gubbins Browne
Location: Maipu, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Area: 3,535 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Pedro Mutis Johnson

Geoglifos Of Pintados Visitor Center / William Obregon + Aldo I Testa

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Architect: William Obregon + Aldo I Testa
Location: ,
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Francisco Campodonico

House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira

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Architects:
Location: , Valparaíso Region, Chile
Area: 259.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tomás Rodríguez

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…

Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita

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Architects: Raimundo Anguita
Location: , Valparaíso Region,
Design Team: Raimundo Anguita, Elvira Guillon
Area: 1,700 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Oliver Llaneza

Villarica House 2 / Mobil Arquitectos

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Architects: Mobil Arquitectos
Location: , Araucanía Region, Chile
Project Area: 201 sqm
Photographs: Nico Saieh, Cristián Dominguez

Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

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Architects: Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Location: Lo Pequeñ, Concepción, Biobío Region,
Design Team: Mauricio Pezo, Sofía von Ellrichshausen
Project Area: 430.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Cristóbal Palma, Courtesy of

Mutual de Seguridad Hospital and Bicentenario Clinic / Mobil Arquitectos

© Nicolás Saieh

Architects: Mobil Arquitectos
Location: , Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Architects: Gustavo Greene, Marcela Quilodrán, Gerardo Koster, Sanda Rusch
Project Area: 108600.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Nicolás Saieh

Wine Tasting House in Maipo Winery / Claro+Westendarp

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Architects: Claro & Westendarp
Location: Maipo Province, Metropolitan Region,
Project Area: 255.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Natalia Vial