emilio marin: cultural park valparaiso emilio marin: cultural park valparaiso
aug 30, 2009

emilio marin: cultural park valparaiso

cultural park valparaiso – rendering image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

chilean architect emilio marin of oficina de arquitectura has designed cultural park valparaiso, chile. the former prison will be converted into a modern cultural center.

the program of valparaiso is a series of geometric spaces. the relations between these are filtered through the space which are not built, these gaps are green courtyards, small outdoor areas separating themselves from the prison.

the prison will be restructured incorporating a system of metal frames to support the original load bearing wall system, this creates the possibility of openings on the first level.‘the building is not an object is a constant succession of relationships.what matters is not man’s relationship with the object, but what happens between them. ‘

cultural park valparaiso, chile by emilio marin of oficina de arquitectura image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

site of cultural park valparaiso, chile image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

cultural park valparaiso – program image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

cultural park valparaiso – program image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

cultural park valparaiso – rendering image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

cultural park valparaiso – rendering image courtesy oficina de arquitectura cultural park valparaiso – rendering image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

cultural park valparaiso – model image courtesy oficina de arquitectura

credits: third prize concurso PVC parque cultural de valparaíso in association with paisajes emergentes collaborators(chile):juan carlos lopez, pablo salas collaborators (colombia): luis tobon, sebastian monsalve, farid maya, juan esteban gomez.

  • looks great !
    much better than Oscar Niemeyer proposal. congratulations on being environmentally friendly and the culture of valparaiso !

    Daniel LLach - valparaiso says:

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