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  7. Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

  • 14:00 - 24 April, 2015
Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos
Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 34

  • Builder

    COVALCO
  • Owner

    Hispano Chilena
  • Engineer

    Alfonso Larraín
  • Landscape

    Luz María Ramírez
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© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Text description provided by the architects. Terraza Offices, built in 2014, responds to a request from an important real-estate group. A radical architectural element was chosen: the building refuses to the west (sun) with a large blind wall with ventilated façade that forms a gap of 6 stories high for circulation, turning into a great hall that naturally ventilates and lights up the whole building. This emphatic stance resulted in an energy efficient building that is in process to be LEED Gold Certified.

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

All facades have been worked in dark gray porcelanato (unique material) format 120 x 60 cm installed as a ventilated façade. The dark color helps absorption and the ventilated system helps to cool the walls in summer and to warm them in winter.

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The cover has been worked as a great green terrace, to be in communion with the imposing mountains that encase the Ciudad Empresarial: a magnificent natural environment.

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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Cite: "Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos" 24 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/622813/terraza-offices-gonzalo-mardones-v-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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