K Building, School of Architecture and Construction Autonomous University of Chile / Schmidt Restrepo Arquitectos

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Temuco, Chile
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3631
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  CHC, Eglo, Hunter Douglas, Timber, Vidrios Lirquen
  • Construction: La Nave – Rodrigo Cordero / Cristian Pischetz
  • Structural Engineering: Rodrigo Perales / Rodrigo Mora
  • Electric Engineering: Más Ingeniería / Rodrigo Scheuermann
  • Climate Design: Climaoptimo / Leonardo Manríquez
  • Technical Inspection: Juan Eduardo Mujica / Octavio Ayancán
  • Architects In Charge: Daniel Schmidt, Esteban Restrepo, Paz Serra, Manuel Bravo, Marco González
  • Design Team: Felipe Gutiérrez, Daniel Rivas
  • City: Temuco
  • Country: Chile
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Text description provided by the architects. The University Campus, previously inorganically organized, starts to acquire a Cloister organoization, with perimetral buildings and a large central green space that shelters University life.

© Timber
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The stairs of the building, normally only a normative requirement for evacuation, were conceived as protagonic elements, with the idea of encouraging informal meeting and university life. In this way the the building participates in the activity that occurs in the campus green.

Access Plan

The entrance hall to the building is a vertical space that runs through the four floors and whose corridors and surrounding stairs serve as a complement to the auditorium on the first floor, allowing the entire height to be used as balconies for exhibitions that occur in the first level.

Access Zone Section
Class Rooms Zone Section
Food Court Section

The building is conceived as an inhabitable raw structure, its main structural elements, the piping and wiring are mostly exposed in order to serve students as a learning example, in addition to having the flexibility to adapt the internal distribution to the constant changes of academic programmatic requirements. The building also has a high standard of Energy Efficiency incorporating climate control systems with heat recovery and lighting to minimize energy consumption.

© Timber

As part of the technological innovations the building incorporates a wooden curtain wall, which was manufactured using robotic technology provided by the local company Timber. The main structure of the building is made of steel and was completely prefabricated in order to optimize construction times.

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Address:Av. Alemania 1090, Temuco, Región de la Araucanía, Chile

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Cite: "K Building, School of Architecture and Construction Autonomous University of Chile / Schmidt Restrepo Arquitectos" [Edificio K, Facultad de Arquitectura y Construcción Universidad Autónoma de Chile / Schmidt Restrepo Arquitectos] 16 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/915150/k-building-school-of-architecture-and-construction-autonomous-university-of-chile-schmidt-restrepo-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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智利自治大学建筑与工程学院K楼 / Schmidt Restrepo Arquitectos

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