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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

ELEMENTAL Art Mill Concept Design:
Art Mill International Design Competition ELEMENTAL winning design | www.e-architect.co.uk
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Elemental

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.

Alejandro Aravena Winning Design in Doha, Qatar

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

Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

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).

Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

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.

Architecture School at the Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago:
Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

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.”

Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

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).

Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini, Santiago, Chile:
Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

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

Alejandro Aravena Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

Torres Siamesas, Campus San Joaquín, Santiago, Chile – Siamese Tower:
Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner
Torres Siamesas, Chi­le

Quinta Monroy Housing, Iquique, Chile – 2003–05:
Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

Escuela de Medicina UC, Cam­pus Casa Cen­tral, Uni­ver­si­dad Católi­ca de Chile, San­ti­a­go, Chile – 2001-04:
Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

Alejandro Aravena Arquitectos – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Alejandro Aravena Arquitectos, alphabetical:

Monterrey housing, Mexico
Monterrey buildings
picture from BIDA
Brit Insurance Architecture Award 2010 : Monterrey Housing by elemental s.a., Chile – 5 Mar 2010

Catholic University Santiago, Chile
2008

Casa de la Escultora – Sculptor House, La Florida, Santiago
1997

More projects by architect Alejandro Aravena & ELEMENTAL online soon

Gonzalo Aravena Reel 2015

Architect Gonzalo Aravena of ELEMENTAL from Gonzalo Aravena on Vimeo


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

Alejandro Aravena – Practice Information

Architect office based in Chile

Chile Architects :

Architects studio established in 1994.

ELEMENTAL

drawing by the architect:
Pritzker Prize 2016 Winner

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

Chile Architecture
Chile Architecture
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American Buildings

A contemporary building design in Chile on e-architect:

Consorcio Building, Santiago
Design: Enrique Browne / Borja Huidobro
Santiago Building
photograph : Enrique Browne

Consorcio Santiago Offices

Chile Building Designs

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