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Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán© Diego Elgueta© Diego Elgueta+ 33

Santiago, Chile
  • Collaborator : Claudio Misle Imbarak
  • Construction : ICAFAL
  • Structures : RG Ingenieros (Patricio Recabal)
  • Technical Inspection : COZ
  • Electrical : INGENEL
  • Lighting : Paulina Sir Fierro
  • Track : Peter Junek, Rafael Romay
  • Roof (Tensile Structure) : Lonas Lorenzo
  • Landscape : Cristobal Elgueta M
  • Signage : Consuelo Iglesis Mac-Lean
  • Project Architect : Jorge Iglesis
  • City : Santiago
  • Country : Chile
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© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

Text description provided by the architects. Belonging to the Park. The definition of a great suspended roof marks the powerful idea of the architectural design.

© Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta

A single clear and round platform rises to the east, with the mountains making up the main landscape for the sports arena. A simple roof, constructively durable that is not visually supported on the perimeter walls keeps the volume permeable.

First Level Plan
First Level Plan

The shape of the terrain allows us to design the stands in pre-existing slopes, with the roof appearing as a cloud over the landscape. The exterior cladding was designed with micro-perforated patterns that evoke movement and fluidity. They produce plays of light and shadows that give the building a recreational and playful character in addition to integrating it into the park where it is located. The design seeks efficiency and economies.

The structure is designed with steel frames that form a tensile structure, with articulated frames that make up the long spans. The perimeter walls are metal enclosures that facilitate the incorporation of natural light and ventilation as a design condition. Service and athlete areas are concentrated in a single exposed concrete building that is built into the ground levels.

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

Durability and maintenance were important factors in the choice of materials. We chose specifications addressing high resistance to wear and indoor climate.

Sections: AA - BB
Sections: AA - BB

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Project location

Address:Parque Peñalolén - Avenida José Arrieta 7659, Peñalolén, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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About this office
Cite: "Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos" [Velodromo Peñalolen / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos] 18 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/487250/penalolen-velodrome-iglesis-prat-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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