Space FA / Sebastián Yrarrázabal + Veronica Arcos + Andrea Von Chrismar

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Architects: Veronica Arcos, , Sebastián Yrarrazabal
Location: Costanera Norte 3736, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld, Daniel Ortiz

Santo Tomas Professional Institute – First Stage / Browne Swett Arquitectos

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Architects: Browne Swett Arquitectos
Location: San Joaquín, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Enrique Browne, Tomás Swett
Design Team: Felipe Combeau, Tadea de Ipiña, Olimpia Lira, Cristóbal Teixido, Gonzalo De la Parra, Josefina del Río , Carolina Rocco
Area: 8,107 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nico Saieh, Enrique Browne

Multicarpet Rollux Showroom / +arquitectos

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Location: Presidente Kennedy 7400, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Architects: + arquitectos – Brahm-Bonomi-Leturia-Bartolomé
Team: Javiera González, Ximena Cerpa, María José Varas, Felipe de la Jara, Natalia Figueroa, Diego Parra
Project Area: 670.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Aryeh Kornfeld

Smiljan Radic Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Santiago

First Place Proposal: Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell. Image

Smiljan Radic has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a landmark on San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of , , 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.

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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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

School San Andres 2 / Gubbins Arquitectos

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

Mutual de Seguridad Hospital and Bicentenario Clinic / Mobil Arquitectos

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Architects: Mobil Arquitectos
Location: Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 4850, Región Metropolitana de Santiago,
Project Architects: Gustavo Greene, Marcela Quilodrán, Gerardo Koster, Sanda Rusch
Project Area: 108600.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Nicolás Saieh

Bestias XX / MoVe architects

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Architects: MoVe architects
Location: Providencia 2124, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Paula Velasco, Max Velasco, Alberto Moletto
Area: 12.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristobal Palma,

Children’s Bicentennial Park / ELEMENTAL

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Architects: ELEMENTAL
Location: Perú, Recoleta, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Design Team: Alejandro Aravena, Ricardo Torrejón, Víctor Oddó, Juan Cerda, Fernando García-Huidobro, Gabriela Larraín, Rebecca Emmons
Area: 40000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
Location: La Pincoya, Huechuraba, Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Cristián Undurraga
Design Team: Raimundo Salgado Salas
Project Area: 1,537 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

Patricia Ready Art Gallery / Izquierdo y Lehmann, Elton + Léniz

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Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann, Elton + Léniz
Location: Vitacura, Santiago,
Project Architect: Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann, Mauricio Leniz y Mirene Elton
Project Area: 2,016 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Carlos Eguiguren

Latin America’s Top 8 Smart Cities

, took the top spot on the list. Image Courtesy of Plataforma Urbana

In this article for Fast Company, Boyd Cohen counts down the top 8 smart cities in Latin America. Using publicly available data and his own comprehensive framework to evaluate how smart a city is, he has generated a list which even he admits features a couple of surprises in the top spots. To see the list and discover what each city has achieved to deserve its ranking, you can read the full article here.

San Alberto Hurtado’s Memorial / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
Location: , Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Cristián Undurraga
Design Team: Soledad Fernández
Area: 708.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

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. 

Metropolitan Park South Access / Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos

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

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

Courtesy of Aguiló + Pedraza

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.