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Actual and proposed situation.
Actual and proposed situation.

View of the new Santa Lucía Artisan Space building from Alameda Avenue
View of the new Santa Lucía Artisan Space building from Alameda Avenue

General strategy / Urban masterplan
General strategy / Urban masterplan

Design process / Architectonic program / Constructive detail.
Design process / Architectonic program / Constructive detail.

Axonometric section.
Axonometric section.

New interior block square / Terraces of hotel rooms.
New interior block square / Terraces of hotel rooms.

Artisan Fair / Courtyard.
Artisan Fair / Courtyard.

Sections.
Sections.




ÍNDICE DE PROYECTOS
 
SANTA LUCÍA ARTISAN SPACE
Universidad Central
ARCHITECTURE,URBAN DESIGN

Reactivation and urban reconfiguration from public-private syncretism
The Alameda, main avenue of the city of Santiago, turns 200 years old, reason why it has been proposed to work in one of its most conflictive and interesting sections in order to revalue this important axis of the city, the Santa Lucia sector. This place is located on the edge of the historic center of the city and presents a great variety of singularities, highlighting the presence of the Cerro Santa Lucía (historic milestone), the underpass with the largest mosaic mural in Chile, the most important and largest artisan fair of Santiago, the subway, and a series of heritage buildings that give shape and character to this place. The problem is based on the obsolescence of the underpass as a solution to the traffic congestion of the 60s and 70s (automobile boom). This road infrastructure has resulted in the deactivation of urban life in the sector; the trade in heritage buildings´s has disappeared due to the difficult pedestrian access, the public space has deteriorated, and the Santa Lucía hill has remained in the background. In this context emerges the idea of ​​intervening this urban space through an addition to the project of renovation of the Alameda arises through a new esplanade that covers the underpass, revaluing the hill Santa Lucia and reactivating heritage buildings, commerce, and the environment. At the same time, it is proposed to reinvent the craft fair to enhance the public space that surrounds it through a mixed-use building that also incorporates a hotel and common spaces for public use. Finally, a new plaza with public parking lots is incorporated into the interior of the block achieving a reactivation of Santa Lucía sector through a positive symbiosis between the public and the private, the building and the urban, and between the habitant and city.