Cristián Undurraga Photographs His Pavilion for Chile at Milan Expo

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Chilean architect Cristián Undurraga has shared a series of photos with us of Chile’s recently inaugurated pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Undurraga’s design for the pavilion was chosen from 21 projects submitted in a public competition held by the College of Architects and the Chilean Association of Architecture Offices (AOA) in 2013. Undurraga’s pavilion follows a rich lineage of Chilean architecture created for World Expositions set by the historic iceberg created for the Seville Expo ’92 and the gold medal winning Shanghai Expo pavilion from 2010.

The pavilion aims to position Chile as a “food power” (potencia alimentaria), emphasizing the quality of its food and the vast markets that Chilean exports reach. The journey through the pavilion is complemented by audiovisual devices, ending with the Table of Chile where the visitor can taste and buy Chilean food products.

The Milan Expo opened on May 1st and will run until October 31, receiving an estimated 24 million people.

See images and visitor reactions of the Chilean pavilion after the break.

Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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

San Alberto Hurtado’s Memorial / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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

Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

© Cristóbal Palma

Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
Location: , Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Cristian Undurraga
Design Team: Orlando Etcheberrigaray, Eduardo Castillo, Cristian Larrain
Landscape Architect: Juan Grimm
Area: 460.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

Capilla del Retiro / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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Architect: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos – Cristián Undurraga
Location: Los Andes Valley,
Construction Year: 2009
Constructed Surface Area: 620 sqm
Team Design: , Cristián Larraín Bontá, Pablo López, Jean Baptiste Bruderer
Altar Design: José Vicente Gajardo
Structural Engineer: José Jiménez, Rafael Gatica Engineers
Constructor: Terrano S.A.
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone