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Alejandro Aravena : Architecture
Contemporary Architects Practice in Santiago, South America: Pritzker Prize Winner in 2016
15 May 2017
Alejandro Aravena Arquitectos News
ELEMENTAL Wins Art Mill International Design Competition in Doha, Qatar
This Chile-based architecture practice, ELEMENTAL, has won the Art Mill International Design Competition, a global search to find an outstanding team to design one of the world’s leading cultural centres.
ELEMENTAL was selected by an international jury, from 26-strong longlist, based on their strategies for the site and its links to the city. ELEMENTAL’s concept design for the historic waterfront site in the centre of Doha took as its inspiration the rhythmic monumental grain silos that are the industrial legacy of the original Flour Mills on the site.
13 Jan 2016
Alejandro Aravena of Chile receives the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize
The 48-year-old Aravena is an architect based in Santiago, Chile. He becomes the 41st laureate of the Pritzker Prize, the first Pritzker Laureate from Chile, and the fourth from Latin America, after Luis Barragán (1980), Oscar Niemeyer (1988), and Paulo Mendes da Rocha (2006).
Mr. Pritzker said, “The jury has selected an architect who deepens our understanding of what is truly great design. The architect has pioneered a collaborative practice that produces powerful works of architecture and also addresses key challenges of the 21st century.
His built work gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption, and provides welcoming public space. Innovative and inspiring, he shows how architecture at its best can improve people’s lives.”
Alejandro Aravena en Quintos Encontros de Arquitectura:
Alejandro Aravena en Quintos Encontros de Arquitectura from elementalchile on Vimeo
Key Alejandro Aravena Building Designs
Aravena and ELEMENTAL have designed the Metropolitan Promenade (1997 – ongoing) and Bicentennial Children’s Park (2012), both in Santiago.
After the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile, ELEMENTAL was called to work on the reconstruction of the city of Constitución; their work there includes emergency relief work, a master plan, Villa Verde (incremental housing, 2013), and the Constitución Cultural Center (2014).
Other works include a
Montessori School (2001) in Santiago, Chile;
“Chairless” furniture (2010) for Vitra in Weil am Rhein, Germany;
Monterrey Housing (incremental housing, 2010) in Monterrey, Mexico;
Las Cruces Pilgrim Lookout Point (2010) in Jalisco, Mexico;
Las Cruces Pilgrim Lookout Point in Jalisco : Ruta del Peregrino
Calama PLUS master plan (2012 – ongoing) in Calama, Chile;
Writer’s Cabin for the Jan Michalski Foundation (2015) in Montricher, Switzerland;
and Ayelén School (2015) in Rancagua, Chile.
Images: copyright and courtesy of ELEMENTAL
Torres Siamesas, Campus San Joaquín, Santiago, Chile – Siamese Tower:
Torres Siamesas, Chile
Alejandro Aravena Arquitectos – Key Projects
Featured Buildings by Alejandro Aravena Arquitectos, alphabetical:
Monterrey housing, Mexico
picture from BIDA
Brit Insurance Architecture Award 2010 : Monterrey Housing by elemental s.a., Chile – 5 Mar 2010
Catholic University Santiago, Chile
Casa de la Escultora – Sculptor House, La Florida, Santiago
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Alejandro Aravena – Practice Information
Architect office based in Chile
Architects studio established in 1994.
Alejandro Aravena – Key Positions + Honours
– Visiting Professor at Harvard GSD 2000-05
– Elementary-Copec Currently Professor at UC.
– Pritzker Prize Jury member
– Royal Institute of British Architects Fellow
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A contemporary building design in Chile on e-architect:
Consorcio Building, Santiago
Design: Enrique Browne / Borja Huidobro
photograph : Enrique Browne
Consorcio Santiago Offices
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