Username Password  
  Forgot your password?  
ItalianoEnglish
 
  COME VEDERE L'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA HOW TO SEE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
COME VEDERE L'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA HOW TO SEE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
HOME
ARCHITECT | LOCATION | TYPOLOGY | EXHIBITIONS | ADVANCED SEARCH

BUILDING
 
 
Elemental Quinta Monroy
Top
DESIGNER
 
 
Elemental
Top
DESCRIPTION
 
.
Elemental, Alejandro Aravena, Quinta Monroy, Iquique, ChileThe challenge of this project was to accommodate 100 families living in a 30-year old slum, using a subsidy of USD $7,500 that in the best of the cases allowed for 36 m2 of built space in a 5,000 m2 site, the cost of which was three times what social housing could normally afford.

Elemental, Alejandro Aravena, Quinta Monroy, Iquique, ChileThe aim was to keep the families’ social and economic networks, which they had created close to the center city, instead of evicting the families to the periphery. And we wanted the families to live in houses able to achieve a middle-class standard instead of condemning them to an everlasting social housing one. None of the solutions in the market solved the equation.

So we thought of a typology that, as buildings — could make a very efficient use of land and as houses — allowed for expansion. We provided the families with the “half a house” that would be difficult for them to build for themselves and we gave them space to “complete the house” as their means allowed.

After a year, property values tripled and yet, all the families have preferred to stay and keep on improving their homes.
Top
MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, masonry
Top
LOCATION
 
Continent
South America
Nation
Chile [Chile]
Region
Tarapacá
Province
Iquique
Town
Iquique
Address
Avenida Pedro Prado
 
 
Website
Top
MAP
 
 
Top
TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Urban design and urban renovation
Residential areas, blocks and districts
Top
CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002 - 2003     project winner of competition
Realisation
2004 - 2006
Top
BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Sozialer Wohnungsbau in Iquique/Publicy Supported Housing in Iquique", Detail 9/2008, [Gemeinsam wohnen/Living Together/Habitat collectif], "Typologie/Typology" pp. 944-945, 1047
Patricio Mardones Hiche, "Architettura vissuta/Lived-in Architecture. Proyecto Elemental. Iquique. Chile", The Plan 20, giugno-luglio/june-july 2007, "Suburban" pp. 117-118
Alejandro Aravena. Progettare e costruire, Mondadori Electa, "Documenti di architettura", Milano 2007, pp. 88-99 (86-113)
Alejandro Aravena, "Quartiere di abitazione. Quinta Monroy - Elemental", Casabella 742, marzo/march 2006, pp. 80-91
Matteo Poli, "Elemental, Aravena!", Domus 886, novembre/november 2005, pp. 34-41

Fabrizio Gallanti, "Interni con figure/Interiors with figures", Domus 886, novembre/november 2005, pp. 36-37 (34-41)

Alejandro Aravena, "Cara Domus,/Dear Domus,", Domus 886, novembre/november 2005, p. 37 (34-41)
"Dalle idee ai fatti", Il giornale dell'architettura 26, febbraio 2005, "Concorsi e appalti" p. 14
Fabrizio Gallanti, "Case per famiglie a 7.500 dollari", Il giornale dell'architettura 18, maggio 2004, "Concorsi e appalti" p. 14
Top
CLIENT
 
 
Gobierno Regional de Tarapacá, Programa Chile Barrio
MINVU Gobierno de Chile
Top
AMOUNT
 
 
$ 1.100.000 ($/unit 7.500 - $/mq. 100)
Top
DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
93 apartments
Capacity
400 peoples
Surface
House sq.m.  80 (sq.m. 36 initial + sq.m. 34 enlargement)
Apartment sq.m. 72 (sq.m. 25 initial + sq.m. 45 enlargement)
total sq.m. 3.620
Height
rooms m. 2,25
Top
STRUCTURES
 
 
Juan Carlos de la Llera, Karl Lüders, Mario Alvarez, José Gajardo
Top
STAFF
 
Design team
Alejandro Aravena, Alfonso Montero, Tomás Cortese, Emilio de la Cerda, Andrés Iacobelli
Consultant
Tomás Fischer, Alejandro Ampuero
Plastic models, rendering
Equipo Arquitectura, Victor Oddo
General contractor
Constructora Loga, Iquique
Top
CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Cristobal Palma, Ludovic Dusuzean, Tadeuz Jalocha
Text edited by Alejandro Aravena, ELEMENTAL
Courtesy of Pritzker Prize/The Hyatt Foundation | ELEMENTAL

Elemental, Alejandro Aravena, Quinta Monroy, Iquique, Chile



If you haven't already clicked on the photo strip at the top of the page, for the gallery of photos [3 images], enter here
 
 
Contacts    Copyright © 2004 - 2017 MONOSTUDIO | ARCHITECTOUR.NET
 
| Disclaimer | Conditions of use | Credits |