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

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.

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, Santiago,
Area: 4496.16 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

Transoceánica Building / +arquitectos

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Location: Parque Santa María de Manquehue, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
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, Chile
Project Architect: Jose Domingo Peñafiel
Project Area: 820 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Guy Wenborne

In Progress: Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

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Architects: Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart
Location: Providencia, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Design Team: Juan Santa Maria, Danilo Magni, Alvaro Romero
Lightning: Oriana Ponzini
Structure: Eduardo Spoerer
Area: 23000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

Fray León Building / Jorge Figueroa + Asociados

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Architects: Jorge Figueroa + Asociados
Location: Fray Luis de León, Las Condes, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Photography: Pablo Blanco

House RP – Marcelo Rios / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani

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Architects: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
Location: Valle Escondido, Lo Barnechea, Santiago,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nico Saieh

Gen Carmen Sylva Building / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

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Architects: Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger.
Location: Carmen Sylva, Providencia, Metropolitan Region,
Associate Architect: Osvaldo Moreno
Area: 1800.0 m2
Year: 2008
Photography: Ricardo Ferreira

Zaror House / Jaime Bendersky Arquitectos

© Pablo Henriquez Palma

Architects: Jaime Bendersky Arquitectos
Location: Vitacura, , Chile
Area: 824 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Pablo Henriquez Palma

AIEP Building / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Horacio Schmidt Cortés, Horacio Schmidt Radic, Martin Schmidt Radic
Location: Ejército Libertador E 623 – Avda Ejercito Liber 569, Puente Alto, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Associate Architects: Rafael Pino, Cristián Pino, Rodrigo Toro
Area: 4500.0 m2
Year: 2008
Photography: Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos

Soplo House / Cazú Zegers G.

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Architects: Cazú Zegers G.
Location: Camino Punta de Aguilas interior, Santiago, Chile
Collaborator: Grupo Aira (Francisco Garcia Huidobro)
Landscape: Teresa Moller y Asociados
Area: 280 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of Cazú Zegers G, Isabel Fernandez

Territoria / Cazú Zegers

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Architects: Cazú Zegers
Location: Isidora Goyenechea, Las Condes, Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Cazú Zegers
Area: 1825.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Carlos Eguiguren

Manquehue Clinical Center of Clínica Alemana / Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W

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Architects: Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W
Location: Manquehue, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Marcela Quilodrán B, Gustavo Greene W
Design Team: Carolina Figueroa O
Area: 35458.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nico Saieh