Alejandro Aravena + Elemental Recent Projects: Monoliths and Trees
THE 18TH PIETRO BELLUSCHI LECTURE
After the 8.8 earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile in 2010, we have worked in the reconstruction of Constitucion proposing a mitigation forest as the main infrastructural work, but also dealing with housing, public buildings, productive activities and transportation. In 2011 we were called to perform a similar redesign of an entire city in the Atacama desert, where the Chilean Copper Company, Codelco, commissioned us to intervene at the whole scale of Calama where we are proposing an oasis. We have been also working in different buildings like the Angelini Innovation Center in Chile and the Mirador del Diablo in Mexico where architecture has become rather monolithic.