proposal for torre antena santiago by architects of invention
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architects of invention have presented ‘halo santiago’, a proposal which was awarded third prize in the ‘torre antena santiago competition’. the tower is envisioned as a landmark structure for the santiago, a beacon for the city and its people. the concept behind the design references chile’s vast amount of active volcanoes, forming a dynamic smoke-plume extrusion which twists and rises towards the sky. at night, the light emitted from a circular viewing platform is reminiscent of the wide glow from an active eruption, viewed as a halo hovering above the mountain’s peak.

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the concept behind the design references chile’s vast amount of active volcanoes

 

 

 

the halo shape has always been considered a feature which highlights and inspires awe across subjects such as photography, painting and religion – the viewing platform suggests this optical form, elegantly suspended by cables. rather than entirely dominating its surroundings, the structure shares the mountainous terrain with the neighboring statue of saint mary, while the homogenous materiality of the antenna presents a sculptural form, rather than solely suggesting the design’s function.

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the tower is envisioned as a landmark structure for the region

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the scheme offers panoramic views across the city of santiago

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the viewing platform encircles the tower

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the mast reaching towards the sky

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the structure rising above the undulating terrain

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at night the light emitted is reminiscent of the wide glow from an active volcano eruption

 

 

 

project info:

 

competition: international public competition antenna tower santiago
award: third place
project name: halo santiago
architects: nikoloz japaridze, anton khmelnitskiy, daniel lareau, petras isora, yakim milev, vano ksenashvili, dato canava
location: san cristobal hill, providencia, santiago metropolitan region, chile
senior team: ignacio hernandez, mauricio mandler, alvaro dieguez, cesar goldsmith, carlos flores, alexander weiss
structural engineer: engenuiti enginieers
project year: 2014