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Technical University Berlin and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Recent and future activities related to the work of our Group.

Final Dual-Degree projects awarded a national contest

(Santiago, June 13th 2012) We are pleased to announce that our first double title alumni Natalia Spörke (PUC) and Alexander Tiedemann (TUB) have won two of the ten awards from the Project Title National Contest organized by Arquitectura Caliente. Arquitectura Caliente is a group dedicated to providing opportunities and spaces of diffusion to young architects and students. The contestants are final architecture projects belonging to all universities in Chile for the period 2010-2011. This year the competition involve 144 projects. The jury conformed by Verónica Arcos, Pierina Benvenuto, Joaquin González, Mario Marchant, Giuliano Pastorelli, Pablo Talhouk and Carlos Alberto Urzúa referred to each project as it follows:

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"This building was valued for raising their research from the material, obtaining an excellent aesthetic development in terms of image and expression as well as technical-constructive details and proposed structural system. The project was chosen for raising an interesting proposal of space and uses, and to take charge of environmental conditions by passive systems, valuing the use of wood as noble material."

 

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Optimization and adaptability of the transformations of Uses by Alexander Tiedemann

"This building was considered an architectural innovation in relation to existing typologies of half-height buildings in Santiago. It proposes versatile uses according to the current housing market requirements. Poses an original building system, as well as technical and expressive development, which make it a feasible project."

 

> Read the official results of the contest here.

 

Students' project for the Landesbibliothek joins the debate in Berlin

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(Berlin, March 14th 2012) The design project realized by the TU students Linh Vu, Katerina Navalova, Sara Fontainhas and the PUC student Camila Urzúa for the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin in Tempelhofer Feld was presented into the Akademie der Wissenschaften inside the lecture "Urban development in Berlin since the fall of the Wall"

The workshop proposed the creation of a library for the new century in park of the old Tempelhof airport. This type of library is not just about books, it's about a complete multimedia experience in 60.000 square meters.

This project stands out from the others, as it proposes the remodeling of the old airport building as a library. The first level of the library functions as a public and programmatic connection between Platz der Luftbrücke and the Tempelhof Park. The following library levels are within the old hangars, which have a privileged view and lighting.

The Zentral-und Landesbibliothek is a real project promoted by the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit. The project itself and the future of the airport building are topics of public debate. For these reasons, the project of remodeling the airport as a library was highlighted by the newspaper Tagesspiegel on February 24th.

> Read the story in the Tagesspiegel

Three Chilean students arrive at the TU-Berlin

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(Berlin, October 2011) The architecture students from the 7th semester of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Macarena Guajardo, Angela Lohse and Camila Urzúa will begin this semester with the Dual Degree in the Technische Universität Berlin. The three arrived about a month before the start of classes, so they had time enough to know the city and make the necessary arrangements to initiate the semester. The program includes three semesters in Berlin, which means they will continue their studies in Santiago on March 2013.
They join to the Chilean group taking the Dual Degree conformed by Eloy Bahamondes, Miguel Delso, Lucas Vásquez and José Tomás Schmidt.

We wish them success and an excellent stay in Berlin!

TU-Berlin students win the Haiti Ideas Challenge international architecture competition

(Berlin, September 30th 2011) The design project "Reclaiming Heritage" by TUB students Holly Au, Eduardo Barros, Miguel Delso Páez, Federico Rota, Alejandro García Gadea, and Carmen Gómez Maestro, Faculty Sponsors Renato D'Alençon and Luis Beltrán del Río, has won the Housing Category in the Haiti Ideas Challenge, organized by ACSA, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, USAID, United States Agency for International Development, and Howard University's School of Architecture and Design.

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The challenge asked students and emerging professionals in the design disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, among others, to design permanent solutions to rebuild the infrastructure, cities, neighborhoods and structures affected by the 2010 earthquake. As this project continues, the four selected exemplars will be distributed for review and comment by a jury of Haitian government officials, members of the United States State Department and other key groups involved in Haiti's rebuilding efforts.

> See the complete Winning Entry

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Final Dual-Degree projects awarded a national contest

(Santiago, June 13th 2012) We are pleased to announce that our first double title alumni Natalia Spörke (PUC) and Alexander Tiedemann (TUB) have won two of the ten awards from the Project Title National Contest organized by Arquitectura Caliente. Arquitectura Caliente is a group dedicated to providing opportunities and spaces of diffusion to young architects and students. The contestants are final architecture projects belonging to all universities in Chile for the period 2010-2011. This year the competition involve 144 projects.

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Students' project for the Landesbibliothek joins the debate in Berlin

(Berlin, March 14th 2012) The design project realized by the TU students Linh Vu, Katerina Navalova, Sara Fontainhas and the PUC student Camila Urzúa for the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin in Tempelhofer Feld was presented into the Akademie der Wissenschaften inside the lecture "Urban development in Berlin since the fall of the Wall"

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TU-Berlin students win the Haiti Ideas Challenge competition

(Berlin, September 30th 2011) The design project "Reclaiming Heritage" by TUB students Holly Au, Eduardo Barros, Miguel Delso Páez, Federico Rota, Alejandro García Gadea, and Carmen Gómez Maestro, Faculty Sponsors Renato D'Alençon and Luis Beltrán del Río, has won the Housing Category in the Haiti Ideas Challenge, organized by ACSA, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, USAID, United States Agency for International Development, and Howard University's School of Architecture and Design

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