Confluencia Viewpoint / Azócar Catrón Arquitectos
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Mirador Confluencia is a facility that goals to boost the historic monument Puente Confluencia, positioned within the Ñuble Area, southern Chile.
In-built 1930, it’s thought-about the longest wood viaduct in Latin America, at the moment just for pedestrian use.
The venture arises after a short lived closure that affected the bridge in 2020, resulting from a fireplace and group concern for its conservation.
The proposal consists of a tower-mirador positioned beside the bridge and parallel to the Ñuble River. Its aim is to develop into the primary stage within the consolidation of a easy Web site Museum that accompanies the bridge. The tower elevates 4 meters above the bottom, permitting the infrastructure to be seen as a big open-air museum piece.
Formally, the Mirador is a wood monolith with a sq. longitudinal part. Its sober and compact character contrasts with the rhythm and rigidity of the bridge’s wood construction. It turns into a slender wood object alongside the street, just like the productive infrastructure current within the Chilean countryside.
Through the use of a woody construction that’s sturdy and diffusely scaled, the article turns into part of the place, valuing the compositional and materials rigor of the accompanying development with out falling into apparent mimicry.
The mirador consists of three components: a staircase that permits for the commentary of the bridge and the encompassing panorama as a prelude to the journey; a restricted house at its backside the place the historical past and reminiscence of the group with the monument are synthesized; and at last, a wood lattice that covers the construction. From the entrance, it’s a semi-transparent display screen that fades into the panorama, whereas from an indirect view, it seems as an opaque wood aircraft that appears to be dry-painted on a pure background of adjusting blue tones, similar to the colour of the Ñuble River or the distant Andes mountains.