UMWELT, PRODUCTORA, and LANDMRX will Rework Deserted Modernist Constructing into Chile’s State Railway Headquarters
The Chilean architectural observe UMWELT, along with the panorama structure workplace LANDMRX and the famend Mexican agency PRODUCTORA, have gained first place within the competitors for the transformation of the previous Correos de Chile (Chilean Postal Service) constructing positioned in Estación Central, Santiago. In 2021, EFE (Chile’s State Railway Firm) acquired the property to transform it into their new company headquarters, the place the corporate’s staff will work in interplay with the close by railway operations.
A complete of twenty-two proposals had been submitted for the competitors to remodel the enduring seven-story triangular concrete construction positioned at 221 Exposición Avenue. The constructing was initially designed by architect Boris Guiñeman and constructed between 1970 and 1974 to accommodate the Central Sorting Workplace of Correos de Chile.
The jury of the competitors valued the successful proposal for its city integration, valorization of architectural heritage, spatial innovation, and performance. The important thing facets that had been appreciated included the doorway plaza, preservation of the unique construction, solar safety, open terraces, and the creation of a panoramic public house. The analysis crew consisted of nationwide structure award winners Miguel Lawner, Antonia Lehmann, and Fernando Pérez, together with Tomás Villalón, Francisca Pulido, Horacio Torrent, José Solorza, Loreto Wahr, Rosario Olivares, Gabriela Elgueta, Camila Castro, Felipe Gallegos, and Juan Jiménez. The chief director of the competitors was Luis Eduardo Bresciani, the director of the College of Structure at Universidad Católica.
UMWELT is an architectural and territorial design observe and analysis workplace based by Ignacio García Partarrieu and Arturo Scheidegger. Primarily based in Chile, they’ve expanded their pursuits throughout a number of scales and codecs with out making a distinction between initiatives and analysis. The result’s a range of works, explorations, books, lessons, and exhibitions which can be completely different elements of the identical challenge referred to as UMWELT. ArchDaily lately acknowledged them as the most effective new architectural practices of 2020.
PRODUCTORA consists of Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, and Wonne Ickx. Primarily based in Mexico, their work goals to generate initiatives which can be legible with clear gestures and the pursuit of timeless buildings of their materials and programmatic resolutions. Amongst their most well-known works are the Teopanzolco Cultural Middle, the Houston Endowment Heasdquarters, and the Pilares Priani Social Infrastructure.
LANDMRX is a panorama structure workplace fashioned by Pablo Alfaro, Diego Labbé, Valentina Rozas Krause, and Kushal Lachhwani. Their work focuses on the design of ecological infrastructure initiatives on the intersection of artwork, ecology, and expertise.
1° Place: UMWELT (Ignacio García Partarrieu, Arturo Scheidegger), PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles), LANDMRX (Pablo Alfaro, Diego Labbé)
Collaborators: Sofía Valdovinos, Daniel Domínguez, Lucas Ormazábal, Matías Qualitz, Fidel Fernández, Pablo Manjarrez, Jacqueline Lobato, Valentina Sánchez, Lorelei Arenas, Antonio Espinoza (VIA – Visualización de Arquitecturas)
2° Place: BEALS-LYON
3° Place: LIRA arquitectos (Raimundo Lira, Hernán Kirsten, Stephanie Wünkhaus, Sebastián Cruz, Pedro Stekel, Ignacio Rodríguez, Eduardo Diaz)
Honorable Mentions: SABBAGH Arquitectos, POOL Arquitectura (Cecilia Puga-Paula Velasco)