PROJECT SUMMARY

“The dynamics of line and surface define the templates that create architecture and organisations. In the making of form it is not only shape that counts but the rules and interior logic by which such contours are derived”- Cecil Balmond.

The approach for this project is to accept as irreducible the notion of complexity; a holistic view, one that is different from the traditional methods of drawing sections and plans and then extruding or patching them to make buildings. A form is not only a building, it can be viewed as a structure or sculpture – any organisation that interrogates space in new ways.

How to integrate a 100 m high building in a nature park context? This question pushes us to work with an idea of creating a living organism which, at the same time, helps to avoid a boring box museum and get a structure generated by “organic” cell.

External and internal volumes were connected with great number of “capillaries”, which helps to avoid a direct light in exhibition spaces, and at the same time allows visitors to observe a 360 degrees panoramic view.

KEY DATA

YEAR2010
PROGRAMMuseum, Educational
TYPECompetition
CLIENTAsociacion de Vinedos de Chile
LOCATIONSantiago de Chile, Chile
BUILDING SIZE4.000 sqm
PARTNER IN CHARGEGiorgio Pini
PROJECT TEAMSimone Luciani, Livia Campana, Annapina Di Filippo, Yana Ivanova
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