MALECON MODEL FISHING COVE
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile PUCC
The graduation project is part of what happened in Chile on February 27, 2010. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the south central area of the country, specifically VIII Region of the Bio Bio, focusing attention at the reconstruction of Dichato bay’s fishing cove, at Coliumo.
By observing their coasts and first lines of devastated constructions, appears a continuous profile of resistant vertical vestiges that faced and mitigate the force of the wave.
Furthermore, over the latter, and with vernacular appearance, appear lightweight structures of logs and sticks for raising and lowering boats. These temporary wooden systems are also used by fishermen for hanging and supporting paddles, buoys, ropes, hooks, harpoons and nets, Functionality is delivered by them to structural walls, which has also programmatic use.
The location, the geographical condition and resistant infrastructure walls, determines the main project strategy based on two levels that respond to different land uses:
1. Fishing Cove level: area for fishing development itself, contained between the storing boxes profile (consequence of overlapping levels) and free esplanades for wooden boatbuilding, incarnate, peeling and net hanging areas.
2. Public-Touristic level: Administration, seaside promenade, direct-sale stores and viewpoints.
This coastal public walkway is proposed as a contemplation platform that shows and exhibit fishing labors as a worthy of being recognized national production. The project is designed with geometry of straight lines and parallel edges that resemble maritime figures such as boats, bows and keels; it ends in a viewpoint that looks over the beach to Dichato’s bay, recognizing geographical scales that the project aims to value along with the reconstruction of a traditional artisanal fishing cove.