Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos

Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos - Facade, Windows
© Daniel Pinilla
  • Architects: Prado Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4335
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Daniel Pinilla
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Design S.A., Feltrex

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  • Collaborators: Daniel Pinilla, Daniel Seguel, M.Angélica Díaz, Fabián Riffo
  • Calculation: Andrés Canepa Blumenberg
  • Lighting: Oriana Ponzini
  • Landscaping: Vivian Castro
  • Architects In Charge: Cristián Prado, Tomás Prado, Raúl Espinoza
  • City: Pudahuel
  • Country: Chile
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Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos - Windows, Facade
© Daniel Pinilla

Text description provided by the architects. The work is the replacement of the Institutional Building of the “Dirección Regional de Aduana Metropolitana (DRAM)”. The building is located near the international Airport of Arturo Merino Benitez, at the Pudahuel District, in Santiago de Chile.

Section CC

It’s 3 floored and incorporates an underground level. The program mainly is Offices, Open Work Spaces, Archives, an Auditorium,  a self-sevice food court and terraces.

Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos - Facade
© Daniel Pinilla

The main concept appears from de abstraction of the meaning of Customs. This institution is the one that welcome, receive, hold and accept the entry of everything in the country so it’s a filter to enter and exit anything or anyone.

First Floor Plan

The piece it’s a pure lined volume that is contained between his Concrete North and South Facades. This heavy and hard walls delimit the volume that it’s emptied by subtraction. This openings create  light courts, gardens and terraces and there is where it appears the real protagonist, the tree that act the part of the filter.

Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos - Chair
© Daniel Pinilla

The transparency of the building  in addition of trees generates the lived filter that humanize the interior work space being the manifest of the passing of time and seasons along the year.

Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos - Facade
© Daniel Pinilla

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Project location

Address:Arturo Merino Benítez, Santiago, Pudahuel, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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Cite: "Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos" 05 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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