The Aulas Building / OMN Arquitectos

The Aulas Building / OMN Arquitectos

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  • Architects: OMN Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Felipe Díaz
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Forbo Flooring Systems, Arauco, BYP, Cintac®, Duomo, Hunter Douglas, Losepp, METRALUM, Pizarreño, Quattro, Romeral
  • First Stage Constructor:GHG constructora
  • Second Stage Constructor:CSM constructora
  • Structural Calculation:Soler & Asociados
  • Air Conditioning:Térmika
  • Electricity:Ingelmor
  • Sanitary:Juan Olcay, Héctor Valenzuela
  • Client:Dirección de Infraestructura, Pontificia Universidad Católica
  • City:Macul
  • Country:Chile
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Text description provided by the architects. The Aulas Building is located in the access park by Vicuña Mackenna of the Campus San Joaquín of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan

At the time of projecting the building was very important the environment in which it would be located. The extensive green areas and trees of great foliage should be part of its infrastructure. For this reason, it was placed parallel to the park and facing access from an open facade.

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© Felipe Díaz

To achieve the lightness of the north facade and thus the integration with the park, the structuring of the building was very relevant in the development of the project.

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North Elevation
North Elevation
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© Felipe Díaz

The pillars should be of small section and non-orthogonal lines so that they resemble the environment and simulate being trunks that supported the program. For this reason, the structure was composed of a braced wall to the south and concrete pillars of greater section to the north. The latter were moved away from the perimeter, to make it seem that all the charges to the north were taken by the steel pillars.

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© Felipe Díaz
© Felipe Díaz
© Felipe Díaz

The plants are organized from a large corridor to the north and precincts that are set back from the facade to allow a panoramic view through their circulations. On the first floor are public programs, cafeteria and study hall. On the upper floors classrooms and at the underground level auditoriums.

© Felipe Díaz
© Felipe Díaz

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Project location

Address:Avenida Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago, Chile

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Cite: "The Aulas Building / OMN Arquitectos" [Edificio de Aulas / OMN Arquitectos] 03 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895462/the-aulas-building-omn-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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