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PRÁCTICA and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce Unveil Design for International Antarctic Center in Chile

16:00 - 26 August, 2017
PRÁCTICA and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce Unveil Design for International Antarctic Center in Chile, Courtesy of PRÁCTICA
Courtesy of PRÁCTICA

Spanish architecture studio PRÁCTICA and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce have released designs for their proposal of the Punta Arenas International Antarctic Center in Chile. The proposal was one of the contenders in the design competition for the building, which plans to become the Antarctic’s point of entry for the world.

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International Antarctic Center Design Winner Announced

16:00 - 19 August, 2017
International Antarctic Center Design Winner Announced, Cortesía de Equipo Primer Lugar
Cortesía de Equipo Primer Lugar

A team led by Alberto Moletto, Cristóbal Tirado, Sebastián Hernández and Danilo Lagos has been selected as the winners of the Punta Arenas International Antarctic Center (CAI) design competition.

The ambitious state-owned project sought to create a "distinctive and iconic infrastructure that is necessary to consolidate the position of Chile as an Antarctic country and Punta Arenas as the main gateway city to West Antarctica."

Take an in-depth look at the winning proposal, described by its authors as a hybrid building, organized "formally and programmatically from strata or superimposed layers, materially varied to host diverse program elements, each with its own character." Here, the architects tell their story.

Punta Arenas Tourist Service Station / Colectivo Taller Independiente + Ruta 4 + Pico Estudio

15:00 - 6 July, 2015
Punta Arenas Tourist Service Station / Colectivo Taller Independiente + Ruta 4 + Pico Estudio, © Rafael Barragán
© Rafael Barragán

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Aonni Mineral Water Plant / Bebin & Saxton

00:00 - 14 January, 2010
Aonni Mineral Water Plant / Bebin & Saxton, © Franklin Pardon Daniel Bebin
© Franklin Pardon Daniel Bebin

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  • Architects

    Daniel Bebin y Tomás Saxton
  • Location

    Punta Arenas, Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
  • Category

  • Concept Consultant

    Pablo Prieto
  • Structural Engineer

    Samuel Marín
  • Client

    Patagonia Mineral S.A. – Agua Mineral Aonni
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
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