Open Competition, First prize. Santiago, 2015
In this new piece are situated programs and spaces that stimulate the exchange and friction that will hopefully enrich faculty life: galleries for crits and exhibitions, a cafeteria, a material shop, stairs and squares, which also consolidate the existing system of voids, composed of a central void and adjacent smaller, shaded patios. The perimeter spaces become transition spaces, places between two worlds where life can develop in all its unpredictability.
Louis Kahn observes that the greatest learning comes from the relationships established with other students, professors and researchers. This is especially true of the study of architecture. Permanence and shared work in studios and laboratories must be encouraged by infrastructure and supporting services that allow for spontaneous encounters.
LO CONTADOR CAMPUS MASTERPLAN
El Comendador 1916, Santiago, Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos
Alejandro Beals, Loreto Lyon, Eduardo Carcavilla, Nicolas Lira, Ken Quiang Kiu, Alessandra Dal Mos, Ada Barbu, Andrés Lira