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Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral – Santiago, Chile

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Building: Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Architects:
Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseno
Structural Engineering: Luis Soler P & Asociados
Area: 44000.0 sqm
Project Year: 2010

Interest: “Materials include weathering steel, reinforced concrete in sight, glass, steel, and wood. Weathering steel (with holes) creates a visual link between past, present, and future (Article 1).”

 

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Written by Lorena de la Cruz

September 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Built

School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University – Santiago, Chile

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Building: School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University
Location: Santa Clara, Huechuraba, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architects: Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Gabriela Manzi
Structures: Luis Soler P. & Asociados
Project Area: 16644.0 m2
Project Year: 2013

Interests:  To reduce solar impact on the building, the design included central voids for indirect sunlight, reflective glass filtering light through highly controlled openings on walls, concrete lattice with vegetation shading corridors and classrooms, and a roof garden that provides thermal insulation and humidity during the hottest months.
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Written by Lorena de la Cruz

September 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Built

Bahá’í Temple of South America – Santiago, Chile

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Building: Bahá’í Temple of South America
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Architect:
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Project Year: 2016

Interests: The design consists of nine translucent wings arranged like leaves that filter sunlight through out the day. Each of the nine leaves provides its own entrance to symbolically welcome people from all directions. This temple is built over elastomeric isolators to withstand Chile’s seismic activity.

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Written by Lorena de la Cruz

September 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Talca Hotel & Casino – Talca, Chile

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Building: Talca Hotel & Casino
Architects: Rodrigo Duque Motta + Rafael Hevia García-Huidobro
Location: San Miguel 2789-2945, Talca, Maule, Chile
Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela
Area: 15.0 sqm
Project Year: 2008

Interests: Thermal considerations such as double walls, ventilated façade, roof garden, heightened spaces, and a “free cooling” A/C system which acts by stopping mechanical cooling and injecting exterior air when interior temperature is higher, were taken into account.
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Written by Lorena de la Cruz

September 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Built

Torre Costanera (Gran Torre Santiago) – Santiago, Chile

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Building: Costanera Center (Gran Torre Santiago)
Location: Providencia-Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Architects: Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects / Alemparte Barreda y Asociados
Engineer: Thornton y Tomasetti
Structural Engineer: René Lagos y Asociados Ingenieros Civiles Ltda
Construction Years: 2006-2013

Interests: This is the tallest building in South America. It casts a shadow of over 1 mile long. LEED Gold (Shell and Core) certification in progress. Has a curtain wall façade.
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Written by Lorena de la Cruz

September 8, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Posted in Built