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, , Metropolitan Region, Chile
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

Bestias XX / MoVe architects

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

Children’s Bicentennial Park / ELEMENTAL

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Architects: ELEMENTAL
Location: Perú, Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
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, Chile
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, , Chile
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

Santiago, 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, Santiago 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

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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, Chile
Area: 225.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cristóbal 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

Villa El Sol School / Gubbins Arquitectos

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Architects: Gubbins Arquitectos
Location: El Bosque, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Architects: Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Victor Gubbins Browne
Project Area: 3281.0 m2
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Courtesy of Gubbins Arquitectos

Lower Prep Quad / Gerardo Valle P

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Architects: Gerardo Valle P
Location: La Reina, ,
Area: 4496.16 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

Transoceánica Building / +arquitectos

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Location: Parque Santa María de Manquehue, Vitacura, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Architects: Alex Brahm, David Bonomi, Marcelo Leturia, Maite Bartolomé, Felipe de la Jara, Diego Parra, Sebastián Infanta, Manuel Brahm, Mauricio Sanchez, Manuel Pulgar, Javiera Rolando, Ignacio Abé
Project Area: 17000.0 m2
Project Year: 2010
Photography: Courtesy of +arquitectos, Cortesia de Unknown photographer

Lo Curro House / Peñafiel Arquitectos

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Architects: Peñafiel Arquitectos
Location: Vitacura, Metropolitan Region,
Project Architect: Jose Domingo Peñafiel
Project Area: 820 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Guy Wenborne