REVITALIZATION OF THE SEAFRONT AT NEHUENTUE. ARAUCANIA. CHILE
Productive and touristic development (fishing port model)
In Chile, fishing is in fourth place in terms of economic output nationwide. This demonstrates the importance of this activity, through its impact on the economy, culture, tourism and as a recognizable landmark that is part of the collective memory of its inhabitants.
Most of the rural fishing ports do not have basic port infrastructure and support for their productive development. Therefore, the object of this study was based on understanding the relationship between "architecture and sea", generating a basic support unit that encompassed different daily dynamic activities and that were related to each other.
This process led to the coastal development in Araucanía, 26 km from the town of Carahue. NEHUENTÚE: "PLACE OF STRENGTH". We opted for the urban reinforcement of existing natural and urban spaces creating small pieces of infrastructure, given the need to consolidate the sea front through an axis and high impact project to revitalize the area.
From this perspective, the project aims to be a unique architectural assembly that hosts various activities through the composition of a "GREAT SHELTER -THAT BRINGS TOGETHER ARTISANAL FISHING AND PUBLIC SPACE, BROKEN UP BY PROJECTING WALKWAYS THAT WILL ENHANCE THE UNION BETWEEN LAND AND SEA "
it is proposed that the program should be contained under a large roof, that represents the identity of the area (a wooden gabled house) and that corresponds to the conceptual idea, "a walk of contemplation" (the art of fishing and tradition) through intermediary spaces , piers, viewpoints and steps.
In this way it facilitates the interaction between the various activities, with the first level allowing space for walking around and the second level for administration, cuisine and elevated viewpoints, so that the pedestrian becomes involved in all the activities that take place in a small fishing port.