eMA arquitectos in collaboration with KMAA arquitectos have completed the design for a cultural center located in lampa, chile. the project was shaped as a community meeting place that focuses around culture and nature, in recognition of the local traditions and customs and the surrounding agricultural landscapes.

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eMA and KMAA have designed a square with an open courtyard character, which connects the  exterior environment with the interior of the cultural center. this area serves as a meeting place, featuring curved brick walls that act as a visual filter, creating gardens and in-between multi-functional spaces.

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clay brick, the white of the lime and the natural stone rescue elements of the place that recognize their identity. the program consists of exhibition halls, workshops with courtyards and an auditorium, all developed on the same level, integrating into the urban context, providing fluidity to the route and adapting to the human scale.

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project info:


name: lampa cultural center
designer: emA architects, KMAA architects
location: lampa, chile
area: 1532 m²




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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom