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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

O2 Gymnasium, Territoria Building in Las Condes, Santiago de Chile by Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

 
August 1st, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

The point of departure that moulds the original project concept is the building’s name: “Territoria”  territory, which indicates that the architecture appropriates the geography of Chile. The territory of Chile with its contrasts and frictions is the horizontal between the physical and the metaphysical, where the impact of the action of the elements causes friction  a territory that defines the limit between the physical and metaphysical.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

  • Architects: Cazú Zegers + AIRA arquitectos
  • Project: O2 Gymnasium, Territoria Building
  • Location: Avenida Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Las Condes, Santiago de Chile
  • Photography: Carlos Eguiguren
Colaborators
  • Grupo AIRA Arquitectura: Francisco García-Huidobro, Overseer, Gonzalo Díaz, José Tomás Pardo, Loreto Becerra, Andrea Pesqueira, Gonzalo Pérez, Carlos Rosas.
  • AIRA Design Group: Pilar García-Huidobro, Francisca Monreal, Jessica Torres.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

The South is a thawing river, passing from the solid to the liquid state, ice to water. The North is salt, space of friction. The magnitude of the landscape cleanses our senses, opening us up to the experience of contemplation. Interiorism is the gathering of territory, as in searching for people to free themselves from their burdens, to arrive at a space that prompts a meditative state of contemplation, where daily stress and pressures are relieved.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

In other words, to leave the state of “contemporary movements”, and when upon entering the gymnasium, to simply “float”. In this “gathering” of the territory of Chile, its crafts are also rescued: The O2 Gymnasium of Territoria is the perfect mix of hi-tech and objects of natural materials such as the horse’s mane and the native wood crafted specially by craftsmen for the place.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

Image Courtesy © Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

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