LocationLa Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architects in ChargeCristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas, Patricio Pinto, Antonio Mundi
Structural EngineerEduardo Valenzuela
“Boulevard Las Brujas” building is the synthesis of the accumulated experience in Retail buildings by the office during the last 10 years, such as shopping centers Pio XI , Luis Carrera, San Felix, Av Peru and others.
The large covering that wraps the volumes that contain shops, helps to give the building a strong appearence, leaving the billboards captivated by architecture.
The corporative images of todays main market brands are far away from what one would like as an architect (far away from the reality), with which we have to work on our commercial architecture.
Just for that we do not have to leave these designs at the hands of a bad architecture, governed by brands, and not to leave our job for developers interest in just attractive returns for their business. But thanks to common peoples reviews, the developers (some of them) are becoming aware and seek to differentiate themselves from their competition. Now, in the case of “Boulevard Las Brujas, Which is the added value? Just remembering the first commercial buildings in the era of the economic boom of Chile, Shopping “Los Cobres de Vitacura”, “El Pueblo Ingles” and the galleries of Providencia are good examples of how services were offered to the people, eager of the international style. "Boulevard Las Brujas" attempts to be a good example of those values and actions of those years.
A general three-body based, rotated among them, linked by a contimuous system of ramps and walkways, creates a path that goes through different scenes. This makes a experience for the consumer that reminds the phrase "to see and be seen". Different levels, generous common areas and a large deck that accommodates to the slope and that commands the large amount of information. A building whose materiality speaks about constant between technology (metal coating) and fine materials (concrete and wood), with squares to locate there large trees providing greenery inside.
The parking, mainly underground, is accessible and has a continuous path, which facilitates its use and do not bother your presence, for being always in a lower level.