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UC Innovation Center – Santiago, Chile

Posted in Built by Jaime Cueva on September 7, 2016

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Building:  UC Innovation Center
Location: Santiago, Chile
Architect: Alejandro Aravena – ELEMENTAL
Structural Engineer: Mario Alvarez – Sirve S.A.
Total Floor Area: 8176 m²
Construction phase: 2012-2014
Materials: reinforced concrete, steel, wood, glass
Cost: 18 million USD

AE Interest: Uses a large thermal mass to account for Santiago’s desert climate instead of windows which would produce a greenhouse effect, has an atrium to allow indirect light inside the building and promote a sense of openness. [a]

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