UMWELT, PRODUCTORA, and LANDMRX will Transform Abandoned Modernist Establishing into Chile’s State Railway Headquarters
The Chilean architectural apply UMWELT, together with the panorama construction office LANDMRX and the renowned Mexican company PRODUCTORA, have gained first place inside the rivals for the transformation of the earlier Correos de Chile (Chilean Postal Service) developing located in Estación Central, Santiago. In 2021, EFE (Chile’s State Railway Agency) acquired the property to rework it into their new firm headquarters, the place the company’s employees will work in interaction with the shut by railway operations.
An entire of twenty-two proposals have been submitted for the rivals to remodel the long-lasting seven-story triangular concrete building located at 221 Exposición Avenue. The developing was initially designed by architect Boris Guiñeman and constructed between 1970 and 1974 to accommodate the Central Sorting Office of Correos de Chile.
The jury of the rivals valued the profitable proposal for its metropolis integration, valorization of architectural heritage, spatial innovation, and efficiency. The necessary factor factors which have been appreciated included the doorway plaza, preservation of the distinctive building, photo voltaic security, open terraces, and the creation of a panoramic public home. The evaluation workforce consisted of nationwide construction award winners Miguel Lawner, Antonia Lehmann, and Fernando Pérez, along with Tomás Villalón, Francisca Pulido, Horacio Torrent, José Solorza, Loreto Wahr, Rosario Olivares, Gabriela Elgueta, Camila Castro, Felipe Gallegos, and Juan Jiménez. The supervisor director of the rivals was Luis Eduardo Bresciani, the director of the College of Construction at Universidad Católica.
UMWELT is an architectural and territorial design apply and evaluation office primarily based by Ignacio García Partarrieu and Arturo Scheidegger. Based in Chile, they’ve expanded their pursuits all through various scales and codecs with out making a distinction between initiatives and evaluation. The outcome’s a spread of works, explorations, books, classes, and exhibitions that are completely completely different parts of the equivalent mission often called UMWELT. ArchDaily simply currently acknowledged them as among the many finest new architectural practices of 2020.
PRODUCTORA consists of Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, and Wonne Ickx. Based in Mexico, their work targets to generate initiatives that are legible with clear gestures and the pursuit of timeless buildings of their supplies and programmatic resolutions. Amongst their most well-known works are the Teopanzolco Cultural Coronary heart, the Houston Endowment Heasdquarters, and the Pilares Priani Social Infrastructure.
LANDMRX is a panorama construction office formed 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 paintings, ecology, and experience.
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)