Project

Posted on:

Universidad Católica de Chile Innovation Center

Elemental

Project Name

Universidad Católica de Chile Innovation Center

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2014

Size

8,176,000 sq. meters

Construction Cost

$18,000,000

Client/Owner

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Team

  • Sirve S. A.
  • Samuel Gonçalves
  • Cristián Irarrázaval
  • Álvaro Ascoz
  • Natalie Ramirez
  • Christian Lavista
  • Suyin Chia
  • Pedro Hoffmann


View all (6) images

Project Description

FROM THE ARCHITECTS:

Santiago’s climate requires to change the conventional approach to working space design. We substituted the contemporary typical glass skin, responsible for serious greenhouse effect in interiors, for a thermal mass on the perimeter that avoids undesired heat gains. On the other hand, innovation and knowledge creation requires increasing encounters among people, so openness is desired. We multiplied open air squares throughout the building’s entire height and proposed a permeable atrium core so that while circulating vertically, people could see what others are doing. This reversed placement of opaqueness and transparency is the way sustainability and human relationships informed the form.
Advertisement
Add a Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X