Estación Building / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

Estación Building / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior PhotographyEstación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, HandrailEstación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography, BedroomEstación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography+ 33

Castro, Chile
More SpecsLess Specs
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Waterfront
© Nacho Almonacid

Text description provided by the architects. Castro city, capital, and administrative city of Chiloé island, in its urban growth, produced mainly by the aquaculture and tourism industries, today it demands housing in the city, which are currently located and developed in the periphery.

Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Image 10 of 33
© Pablo Casals Aguirre
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Image 33 of 33
Sketch
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© Nacho Almonacid

The Pedro Montt neighborhood, although it has become a mainly touristic quarter, it must, as well as the city, density and reflect different applications and programs. The incipient housing need and the excellent connection of the land, defines the housing vocation of the building. From the beginning, the building presents itself as a large warehouse with a steel structure, recognizing and evoking the character of port which characterized Castro at the beginning of the century, when it was a free port and where the current site was an improvised train stop, train which connected Ancúd with Castro. The building defines its height considering the 15 meters height hill which is at the back of the building and not the 25 meters that allowed the city´s regulatory plan.

Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Beam
© Nacho Almonacid
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Image 24 of 33
Plan - Second floor
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Bedroom
© Pablo Casals Aguirre
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Image 27 of 33
Plan - Duplex
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© Pablo Casals Aguirre

The building takes advantage of the privileged views, raising one floor and looking over the roofs of the palafitos (stilt houses), housing in the first level the access and the parking slots. The apartments are developed in the following floors as open plan and framing the views towards the channel of Castro. The public and private spaces are divided by a wet core: kitchen-bathroom.

Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Handrail
© Pablo Casals Aguirre
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Handrail
© Pablo Casals Aguirre
Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© Nacho Almonacid

El edificio define su altura considerando los 15 metros de la altura del cerro que tiene a su espalda y no los 25 metros que permitía el plan regulador de la ciudad. Logrando así mantener una escala acorde al barrio.

Estación Building  / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos - Waterfront
© Pablo Casals Aguirre

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Castro, Los Lagos, Chile

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Estación Building / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos" [Edificio estación / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos] 03 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/969441/estacion-building-ortuzar-gebauer-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

© Pablo Casals Aguirre

驿站公寓 / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.