Open Competition, Honourable Mention. Santiago, 2016
In this way the structural system distinguishes between elements that resist the vertical weight –made out of concrete in the centre of the volume–, from others that resist horizontal seismic forces and distribute the forces along the perimeter of the building, which are constructed in wood. A kind of specialization that is similar to the anatomy of vertebrates, where bones and muscles take on different but complimentary functions to give form to our bodies. A body that reminds us of Gulliver, immobilised by fine cables that, collectively, become less weak than they appear.
LO CONTADOR FACULTY BUILDING
El Comendador 1916, Santiago. Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica
Alejandro Beals, Loreto Lyon, Eduardo Carcavilla, Nicolás Lira, Ken Quiang Kiu, Alessandra Dal Mos, Ada Barbu, Andrés Lira
Structure: ByB Ingeniería