CULTURAL COMPLEX OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
ARCHITECTURE,URBAN DESIGN,LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Integration of river edge to the historic town
Osorno city, as many others cities in Chile and around the world, were founded near fluvial channels, for transportation, supply, health and defense reasons. Currently they have stopped fulfilling those roles, remaining outside from the urban structure of the city. Nowadays, those spaces are in “state of abandonment”.
At present, there is a growing demand for recreational public spaces; however there aren’t enough places to develop these activities. Green areas associated to the fluvial channel system, are places with a large surface area available in the cities and need to be used. Nowadays these areas are unapproachable, preventing the utilization of rivers as recreational spaces. For that reason, it is proposed to connect the spaces that have been left in “abandonment”, activating the shorelines of Rahue’s river and the old Osorno’s train station.
This project pretends to promote cultural infrastructure, connecting the city with its edges, through a design that recall local memory, working with different urban scales, responding to the weather conditions, that allows the development of cultural activities in the community with ideal habitability conditions. The local and regional reality, according to spaces assigned to develop artistic activities is really limited and even more when this type of activity pretends to develop one of the most complex disciplines as theatre. In that sense, the region has only one theatre, which does not has the ideal conditions to work, due to its limited local and international shows.
The design aspects that were elaborated for the result of the project were, Urban presence: located in an important urban knot, Location: environment configuration, place and architectonical program requirements, Theoretical Volume and Context: responding to the variables of the place, Accessibility, Facing, Spatiality, Functionality, Universal Accessibility, Theoretical volume and image, Structural response for a seismic and floodable area, Weather response, Materiality, and Management proposal.