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  7. Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos

Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos

  • 18:00 - 17 April, 2015
Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos
Boulevard Ñuñoa Square  / PLAN Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Rodrigo Cáceres Moena, Alejandro Vargas Peyreblanque, Alvaro Gonzalez Bastías
  • Structural Engineering

    JC Ingenieros
  • Area

    11345.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

Text description provided by the architects. The urban proposal tends to preserve the consistent surrounding site image, rescuing own site activities and giving meaning to a new way of inhabiting the city and public spaces , linking the surface with the underground floor in a "vertical relationship".

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

Integrating commercial and cultural borders allows both pedestrians and vehicles coexist in an harmonius public space, having the existing Town Hall building surrounded  both by “Plaza Ñuñoa” and “Boulevard 19 de Abril” as a new place. 

Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section

Jorge Washington Street, from 19 de Abril to Irarrázaval, and from Irarrázaval to Dublé Almeyda, is incorporated to the Project, both  tracks and walkways. 19 de Abril Street is incorporated the same way, too.  

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

Recovering Public Space

The Underground Plaza is finally the most important element of the project, source of permanent day and night service and tourism activities that enhances and renews the site. A new public space has been created in a new underground level, and old parking área is recovered for the city, incorporating the new building without affecting the civic space. Two necessary activities remains now in two different levels.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

Zonification

The building is developed in four underground levels, first of them for a Restaurants Boulevard and the rest of them for underground parking with 305 places.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

The Underground Plaza connects with the Surface by open stairs, favoring free acces for the public. Underground parkings can be reached from this level too by inner stairs and elevators.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

Structure

Traditional reinforced concrete structure was considered, based on walls and pillars, where slabs acts as rigid diaphragms, allowing mínimum intermediate pillaring. The structure was designed with no beams, providing open internal spaces and a lower height between levels, favoring ramps development.

Cross Section
Cross Section
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos" 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/619994/boulevard-nunoa-square-plan-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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