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ECLAC Building in Chile

View from Pond


Emilio Duhart
Santiago de Chile.Chile.1966
The United Nations building occupied by ECLAC was designed by the architect Emilio Duhart after winning an international competition in 1960, considered a landmark building of modern Latin American architecture.
This building has a debt very important with regard to the Palace of the Assembly of Chandigarh both the compositional and the concept of implantation despite a noticeable difference in scale. Duhart was greatly influenced by the architecture of the grand master Le Corbusier. Duhart posed as a central purpose of building the full participation with the surrounding landscape.
This link was sought through a visual and tectonic: meaning perspectives and walls with stone aggregates whose “rocky and rugged character suggests the proximity of the river and its materials”.Stresses the own entrance and is accessed through an asymmetric oval basin is crossed by a bridge as a way for users.
According to the Architect's own palablas "raises the United Nations building as a house and as a monument. The home nations community. The Monument, visible expression of spiritual longing and social. House and monument arise as a unit and functional plastic, readable for all. Memorial for Nations. Monument for venue: Chile, consistent with the space of Santiago, with its valley and ridge, with their land, its climate and flora, with the temperament of its people. A geo expressed Palacemetrically against cosmic complexity of the Andes, with the country's own sobriety”.


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