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  5. Iglesis Prat Arquitectos
  6. 2013
  7. National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 22 March, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos
National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos, © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Estadio Nacional - Avenida Grecia 2001, Ñuñoa 02, Santiago, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Jorge Iglesis
  • Project Area

    6839.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
  • Collaborators

    Ewa Ziolkowska, Verónica Romanque
  • Construction

    BASCO
  • Structures

    ALPHA (Alfonso Pacheco)
  • Technical Inspection

    INGENET
  • Lighting

    Paulina Sir Fierro
  • Electrical

    INGENEL
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© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

Text description provided by the architects. The water surfaces of the pools are the center of the project. They progress to define the accesses and organize the entirety of the project. They are open to the east and to the view, and are closed to the west and the sun. The project is made transparent to the environment and the park. The bleachers are on a balcony over the water, and the trees are like a supporting wall keeping the services inside.

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

The cover is the most significant architectural element. It defines a large, luminous and light space oriented to spectacle and the landscape. The park, the pool and the stands are contained in the single plane of the roof. A clear and unequivocal gesture defines the spirit and direction of the project, a building that is a space rather than a volume.

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

The three main elements are independent in their construction: The Pool, The Bleachers and The Roof. From the stands, the stage is the water and the backdrop is the park and the mountains. The building displays its interior while it is projected outside. The roof plane generates the large flexible interior space that incorporates views, programs, and different uses. The structural logic of the entire project is built from the spatial intention.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos" [Centro Acuatico Estadio Nacional / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos] 22 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/487286/national-stadium-aquatics-center-iglesis-prat-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884