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Proyect location
Proyect location

Situations of space and time
Situations of space and time

Planimetry
Planimetry

Landscape
Landscape

Inside world
Inside world

Inside light
Inside light

Model
Model




ÍNDICE DE PROYECTOS
 
MUSEO ASTRONÓMICO INCA
Universidad de Valparaíso
ARCHITECTURE

This museum is dedicated to represent the Inca worldview. Through its structure and content, visitors are invited to feel forgotten sensations, collective memories forgotten in time which reborn in this place.
The Inca Empire stretched from Southern Ecuador covering great part of South America down to central Chile in the province of Collasuyo.
In order to achieve total control of their territory, more tan 300 Huacas (religious and ceremonial centers) were built, which purpose was the study of the Earth and Universe.
The last center found in Chile is located in the town of Calera de Tango, nearby Santiago. Currently is completely abandoned, without any entity protecting or safeguarding the safe.
Consequently, more than 70% of the original remains have been lost.
The Project reinterprets three time and space Inca situations: UKU PACHA, KAI PACHA and HANAN PACHA revaluing them in different programs and tours.
Part of the project is developed underground encouraging feelings and sensations through darkness, while the other part is above ground strengthening, protecting and revaluing the ruins and its environment.
The museum seeks a comprehensive understanding of the Inca cosmos to its visitors through an experimental and sensitive experience, linking the landscape and surroundings to the astronomy of this majestic empire, reviving the forgotten history through new experiences.