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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Land Arquitectos, Santa Rosa School in Constitución (Chile)

The earthquake that shook Chile in February 2010, marking 8.8 on the Richter scale, destroyed half the facilities of Santa Rosa School, housed in an old adobe building in the coastal city of Constitución. The Santiago firm Land Arquitectos – headed by Ángela Delorenzo and Cristóbal Valenzuela – was commissioned to rebuild the school and also create a public square, which they did by setting back the continuous facade. This new 140-square-meter public space is a monument to the memory of the earthquake victims, with a faceted chapel bordering it to the northwest. The oratory rises above the rest of the complex, and in shape resembles the rocky formations typical of the area. The building is clad with pinewood planks painted white. The structure presents a system of prefabricated beams and panels, which helped to keep down costs and needs for manual labor.
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