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Part 2 Project 2003
Mario Marchant Lannefranque
Lara Kerrison
University of Chile Santiago Chile
This project recognizes and values the potential of the empty lots of Santiago downtown area by generating an articulation -to the way of photography- between present and past, agitation of downtown streets and the gathered interior, physically experience and space of memory.
The project is organized around a great-patio-bearing space and heart of the project. An emptiness loaded of meaning that it´s delimited by the constructed body that re-creates and re-shapes the site and its sorroundings.
On the patio, on the central emptiness of the project, it arises -as a sign- the conservation vault. The coffer that conserves the photographic patrimony -like an architectonic symbol- of the visual memory that this project hoards and divulges.

Mario Marchant Lannefranque
Lara Kerrison

The location in this consolidated urban area was a hard problem. This projects resolves it by interacting with an historic building and two 15th Century streets, configurating a new corner for and ancient city, vitalizing in that way the public space.
This project articulates two kinds of spaces: the old, squared and material with the new proposed building, much lighter, giving a sign both of vault of memory and inside of a camera.

Mr Mark Wilson Jones
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