December 01, 2010

Chilean Architecture - XVII Biennale of Architecture

Show Universities, © Emilio Marin
The XVII Biennale of Architecture just finished here in Santiago.  The Military Historical Museum hosted the event from the 18th to the 27th of November. Refocusing their direction, this years Biennale focused on the aftermath of the severe earthquake and tsunami that affected much of the country.  The new slogan:  8.8 Re-Construction | Bicentenario 2010

National Exhibition, © Emilio Marin

Multiple lectures took place throughout the week including Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity.  Recently Santiago started their own AFH Chapter, and will be teaming up with Nike to build their first project in Talca.

Other featured speakers: German Del Sol (Chile), Alejandro Aravena (Chile), Joan Forgas & Toni Casamor / Plataforma 8.E, Myrto Vitart / IbosVitart, Luis Callejas / Paisajes Emergentes , Mauricio Pezo (Chile), Sou Fujimoto / Sou Fujimoto Architects, Vedran Mimica , Siljan Radic (Chile), Jose Luis Vallejo / Ecosistema Urbana, Alvaro Barrera / Alvaro Barrera Arquitectos, and Peter Stucthbury / Petery Stutchbury Architecture

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