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Terraustral Oeste School / Marsino Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 11 April, 2012
Terraustral Oeste School / Marsino Arquitectura
Terraustral Oeste School / Marsino Arquitectura, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

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  • Architects

    Marsino Arquitectos Asociados - Jorge Marsino P., María Inés Buzzoni G.
  • Location

    Maipú, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Alfonso Kunstmann, Vallerie Haquin, Angela Castro, Francisca Valenzuela, Jaime Fuentes
  • Structural Engineering

    Claudio Hinojosa Torra
  • Budget

    U$ 7.237.440
  • Budget Surface Ratio

    U$ 540
  • Client

    Inmobiliaria España
  • Contractor

    Empresa Constructora Guzmán & Larraín
  • Site Surface

    20.300 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area

    13.400 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. This Project, the second opening of Terraustral Schools in Maipú within two years, consists in a building for 3,400 students required to be built by stages, in relation to the enrolment demand. Two strong conditions for the master plan were: the linear proportion of the site, with a north front of 300 m long towards West 4 Avenue, and the need of continuity between the new buildings.

© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

The Project rises as a 4 storey block along a weaving path across a series of patios open alternately to the north and to the south. This arrangement allows exposing the internal dynamic of the building, as intended with the 2008 project Terraustral Del Sol School.

© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

With the intention of distinguishing the patios sequence, ground floor roofs were built as roof terraces in order to be considered as usable space. These work as an outdoor extension of the second to fourth floors, as opposed to the playground of the ground floor.

© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

The appearance of the Building is a continuation of the design for the School mentioned before. The use of contrasts is repeated, in this case by the means of using exposed concrete and timber painted in three shades of green, in order to emphasize the main volumes of the building.

1st floor plan
1st floor plan

Currently, the building is undergoing the second stage of construction, expected to support the 2,600 students capacity of the first stage already reached after two years.

© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

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Cite: "Terraustral Oeste School / Marsino Arquitectura" 11 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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