Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

The Traffic Control Operations Unit, Santiago Office Building Project, Chilean Architecture

The Traffic Control Operations Unit

Santiago Building Project – design by Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

10 Nov 2016

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Design: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

Location: Santiago, Chile

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

This commission involved the revamping of two old houses, which housed the Traffic Control Operations Unit, a branch office of the Ministry of Transports dedicated to the supervision of traffic lights and signs in Santiago thanks to video cameras placed in key locations.

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Furthermore, a third building was to be incorporated as an annex towards the corner of Santa Beatriz and Pérez Valenzuela Street.

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

The challenge was to merge all three properties into one corporate building that would not only provide space and functionality but also project an image of sobriety and modernity in line with the type of activities that take place in the building.

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

A new entrance was thus created in the corner by means of an elevated hallway accessible through an outdoor stairway. This new entrance aimed to bring the public nature of the building into focus.

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Inside the building, a hall was created by means of a mid-floor staircase system, which acts as a functional and spatial artery between the different parts of the building, thereby binding spaces and improving people flow.

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Outside, a backlit glass screen unifies the façade and adds a modern touch to the building, in line with its use.

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit – Building Information

Project Name: Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit (UOCT)
Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos – Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
Contributors: Osvaldo Moreno
Location: Calle Santa Beatriz, Providencia, Santiago de Chile
Land Surface: 480 sqm
Built Surface: 540 sqm
Project Date: 2004
Construction: 2005
Photographs: Pablo Blanco

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

Offices for the Traffic Control Operations Unit in Santiago

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