Origami Highline

The Site

The northern end of the Balmaceda park is obstructed by a traffic route, Huelen street, connecting Avenida Providencia and Avenida Andre Bello. Due to its short length and the heavy traffic of Huelen street, there is little possibility of submerging the road underground or having it pass overhead as a bridge. These length and weight considerations are the main obstacle to directly connecting the park and the territory in front of Tajamar Towers.

The other important restriction here is the ground-level car park in close proximity to the Mapocho River, a river which includes underground waters running close to the site. The presence of these waters will make excavation difficult and expensive. Moreover one level of underground car park will only have capacity for the current number of cars, which arguably makes the underground idea redundant. So, the car park will remain at the same level but will be recombined into the new landscape design.

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Project Details
Status:
Competition
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Client:
Municipality of Providencia, Santiago, Chile
Size:
12 m²
Consultants :
Archiplan (Chile)
Programme:
Highline
Team:
Davit Canava, Dominykas Daunis, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Ivane Ksnelashvili