ESPAÇO CULTURAL THIAGO DE MELLO
architects: ipiña+nieto arquitectos / ossa arquitectura client: república federativa do brasil
location: avenida bernardo o´higgins 1650. santiago de chile
construction: moguerza constructora
area: 783 m2
documentation: luis urculo (film) / pablo casals (pictures) /
selected work at the xxii chilean architectural biennale - finalist at the archmarathon awards 2020 - mention at the gubbio awards 2019 - outsatanding work at the xxi chilean architectural biennale - selected work at the xi biau, iberoamerican architectural biennale - selected work at the baq2018, panamerican architectural biennale - selected work at the xiv beau, spanish architectural biennale - nominated at the german design awards 2018 - honorable mention at the young architect in latin america awards 2018 - finalist at the archmarathon awards 2017 -
The Espaço Cultural Thiago de Mello is located within the original building of Errazuriz Palace.
The project empties completely the space, which was very partitioned and damaged, recovering the original brick walls. Once history is perceived in those red brick thick walls, a white metal structure solves de requirements of the cultural center without touching any point of the historical building.
The surround (the historical building) and the content (the cultural center) live together without touching each other.