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  7. PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal

PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal

  • 10:00 - 18 August, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal
PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres + 29

  • Office

    Dirección del Plan Maestro de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Vicerrectoría de Desarrollo.
  • Collaborators

    Arturo Chicano, Eduardo Acevedo, Diego Candia, Francesca Montaño, María José Serey, Patricio Chacana, Ximena Valdés, Iván Cordero.
  • Construction

    Bravo e Izquierdo Ltda.
  • Structures

    Luis Della Valle Solari
  • Client

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
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© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the Brazil Campus of PUCV, the project corresponds to a building of 6 floors and 2 underground levels with a total of 4830 m2, which mainly houses research and teaching laboratories, classrooms and auditorium, graduate areas, a cafe and library, administrative and faculty offices for the School of Biochemical Engineering.

© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

Facade volumes are projected by their cardinal orientation, opening to the north (the sea) through an exoskeleton of reinforced concrete that is closed to the south in a large wall suspended on Av. Brasil. Natural light and ventilation are shared through the central void.

Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section

In relation to this, the program system responds to natural light intensity of the building, placing laboratories and controlled environments precincts south (Av. Brasil), circulation and living areas in the central void (daylight). Administrative and faculty offices to the north (the sea).

© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

As urban element, the base of the building is set back forming a front yard that converges toward the main entrance to incorporate, at ground level, the public space of Av. Brasil into the building.

© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

Furthermore, along with the Fire Department of Valparaiso, there is a memorial plaque installed on the base of the building, to the 36 firefighters who died in the fire of the old Barraca Schulze on January 1, 1953.

© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

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Cite: "PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal" [Edificio Escuela de Ingeniería Bioquímica PUCV / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal] 18 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771968/pucv-school-of-biochemical-engineering-building-juan-pavez-aguilar-plus-jose-requesens-aldea-plus-fernando-miranda-monreal/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Marcelo Cáceres

PUCV天主教大学生物工程学院大楼 / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal

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