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A "WAKE OF THE SKY" ON TOP OF VALPARAISO`S HILLS. Jubilee 2000 Church. CHILE

Part 1 Project 2000
Maria Jose Bardi & Others
University of Valparaiso Valparaiso Chile
A "WAKE OF SKY" ON TOP OF VALPARAISO'S HILLS.
Jubilee 2000 Church. CHILE

LOCATION
Peripherical urban area, where the city dilute to their top of hills.
The Church pretends to retreive it's spiritual and social function, with the construction of churches that are planned not only as a place of cult, also as a social service center for marginal communities.
THE PLACE
On top of the hills; with the amplitude of sky, Valparaiso at it's feet with an extensive horizon.
Where the wind is part of the game: Raise what is already raised, with the string of a kite sketch in the sky, take control of a piece of sky to inhabitate it.
Total of fragments that construct grids of dismembered lights
PROGRAM
A parrish center, for religious and social needs.
3 chapels. Temple that holds 450 people, daily chapel and a mourn chapel.
Multi-functional and audiovissual saloons, classrooms, workshops, offices and services
ARCHITECTURAL ORDER
Formally, the work comes up from the scale of the habitant (access), until it reaches the sky, at the sacred scale, reinforced by the vertical that gives end to the volume on the bell tower.
Spatially, it orders itself as a WAKE OF THE SKY, print of pilgrimage, east-west axis, divides functionally and unites specially the religious and the social.

Maria Jose Bardi & Others


The project is the proposal of a new Catholic Church that will become the parish of an expanding neighbourhood in the periphery of Valparaiso; in the highest peaks of the hills that surround the city.
The authors propose a new space illuminated by means of a 'WAKE OF SKY'. A place of communion that gathers the strength of the place: height, aperture, sight and wind.
It is born from the place and in the place.
It is built with a steel framework that resembles the blockades of chips and rod of the region.
This project was awarded with the first place of the National Contest for Students of architecture, year 2000, organized by th 'Pacific Steel Company' (Compañía de aceros del Pacífico)

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