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  7. Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos

Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos

  • 13:00 - 5 September, 2015
Building D.R.A.M / Prado Arquitectos
© Daniel Pinilla
© Daniel Pinilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arturo Merino Benítez, Santiago, Pudahuel, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Cristián Prado, Tomás Prado, Raúl Espinoza
  • Area

    4335.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla + 32

  • Collaborators

    Daniel Pinilla, Daniel Seguel, M.Angélica Díaz, Fabián Riffo
  • Calculation

    Andrés Canepa Blumenberg
  • Lighting

    Oriana Ponzini
  • Landscaping

    Vivian Castro
© Daniel Pinilla
© 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
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.

© Daniel Pinilla
© 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
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.

© Daniel Pinilla
© 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.

© Daniel Pinilla
© Daniel Pinilla

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