Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

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Huechuraba, Chile
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
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    Photographs:Nico Saieh
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  CHC, MK, Nuprotec
  • Builder: COVALCO
  • Owner: Hispano Chilena
  • Engineer: Alfonso Larraín
  • Landscape: Luz María Ramírez
  • City: Huechuraba
  • Country: Chile
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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

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.


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

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Address:Huechuraba, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

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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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