Shelter after earthquake. Public Library of Constitución by Sebastián Irarrázaval

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Collaborators
Macarena Burdiles, Carlos Pesquera, Alicia Arguelles, Sebastián Mancera Technical inspection.- Joel Barrera. Structural engineer.- CARGAZ
Client
Promoters.- Fundación la Fuente, Banco ITAU y Fundación Arauco. Owner.- Municipality of Constitución Municipalidad de Constitución.
Constructor
PROESSA
Area
350.00 m²
Dates
Start project 2011. Completed.- 2015
Location
Oñederra 535, Constitución, Chile.

Sebastián Irarrázaval

Sebastián Irarrázaval was born in 1967. He was taught as an architect in the Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile and the Architectural Association in London. In 1993 he set up his own practice in Santiago. In 1999 he receives the AOA (Architecture Offices Association) award to the most outstanding young architect and was awarded at the XVI Architecture Biennial in Chile. Teaches design studio at the Catholic University of Chile since 1994. Has taught in the MIT in Boston and the IUAV in Venice His projects have been published worldwide in specialized magazines, among them: Casabella, Arquitectura Viva, ARQ, C3 and A+U.

Practice work has being exhibited locally and abroad. Recent exhibitions include XV Chilean Architectural Biennial, Venice Biennale, Shenzhen and Hong Kong bi-city Biennial where he received the public choice award and Milan Triennial where he was commissioned and ideal city for Africa. Irarrazaval was awarded twice at the WAVE International Workshop held at IUAV in Venice the years 2014 and 2015. This year he was awarded honor at the Wood Design and Buidling Award for the Public Libray of Constitucion Other projects include : Caterpillar House, School of Design of the Catholic University of Chile and the Matta Cultural Centre of the Chilean Embassy in Argentina.

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