Posted @withregram • @thebuildingcentre Architects are used to responding to site. It’s far more unusual to find an architect led project where the site itself takes centre stage. In the north of Chile, that’s exactly what Santiago and Berlin based GUN architects have done.
Mesetas Changanal lays 400km north of Santiago de Chile; a seaside development sited in Tongoy – an area of natural beauty with a wetland reserve, ravines and mountains, that has grown in popularity as a tourist destination. For the past nine years, GUN have been working on a new rural model to create an exemplar of biodiversity, a place where the land is nurtured back to health through carefully considered interventions.
With an interest in water - GUN built an artificial ‘rainforest’ in London’s Bedford Square in 2016 - the practice's project 'The valley of life and fossilised land' – will return life to this arid land, creating a testbed for sustainability and a liveable place for humans, animals and plant life.
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