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International Ideas Competition

El Roble Ecological Conservation Site Municipality of Maipu, Santiago de Chile

International ideas competition for the design of a new park in Santiago de Chile, a metropolitan park that can experiment with productive landscapes as a medium to establish an active relationship with the environment while protecting biodiversity in the area of the El Roble Ecological Conservation Site.

The competition

SEE – Santiago Emergent Ecologies

The competition starts from the necessity of implementing practices and visions for equitable development and a sustainable future of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago; involving private actors, institutions, and communities in a process of reflection and synergic action that combines urban development with quality of life. Within this framework, the SEE | Santiago Emergent Ecologies international ideas competition aims to articulate a series of concrete projects for the fringe comprised between the city of Santiago and the El Roble ecological conservation site (Sitio Proritario el Roble). The el Roble conservation site is one of the major reservoirs of biodiversity in Chile; its resources and ecosystemic relations have a direct impact on the environment and the quality of life in the Region of Santiago, and influence the potential economic development of the area.

The objective is to take this site as an opportunity to generate new meanings for the periurban areas of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, creating productive landscape that at the same time can protect biodiversity and promote a better relationship with the environment; imagining new ways and opportunities to live in the areas surrounding Santiago de Chile.

ORGANIZING TEAM

— James Robinson Agronomy Engineer Universidad de Chile, Master of Science in Sustainability Management Columbia University, NY, US.

— Jeannette Sordi Architect Phd University of Genova, Professor Center for Ecology, Landscape, and Urbanism, Design Lab Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile.

— Felipe Vera Architect Universidad de Chile, Magister Harvard, US, Professor and Co-Director Center for Ecology, Landscape, and Urbanism, Design Lab Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile.

— Coordinación: Serena Dambrosio Master in Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, Researcher at the Center for Ecology, Landscape, and Urbanism, Design Lab Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile.

— Proyecto Gráfico: Enric Adell Master in Graphic Design, Escola Eina Barcelona, Designer at the Center for Ecology, Landscape, and Urbanism, Design Lab Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile

— Programación Web: Antonia Suter Graphic Designer, Universidad Diego Portales.

The Site

El Roble Ecological Conservation Site (El Sitio Prioritario el Roble)

The city of Santiago is situated in one of the five mediterranean ecoregions of Chile. Covering an urbanized area of 75,000 hectares, the city borders with one of the most important biodiversity reservoirs of the country, El Sitio Prioritario el Roble, the El Roble Ecological Conservation Site. El Sitio Prioritario el Roble is defined by an area of 88,520 hectares, rich in biodiversity and environmental, cultural, and productive resources. Nevertheless, the interaction with the metropolitan city of Santiago is minimal.

El Roble is located in the northwestern area of the Cordillera de la Costa mountain chain, and comprises the western part of the municipalities of Til Til, Lampa, Pudahuel, and Maipu, and the the northern part of the municipalities of Padre Hurtado and Curacavi.

El Roble includes large areas of uncontaminated vegetation that are very important for the preservation of the flora and fauna of the Cordillera de la Costa and the Santiago Metropolitan Region. One of the main objectives of the Santiago Emergent Ecologies competition is therefore to increase the environmental values of the site, acknowledging that the site is also fundamental for the quality of life and the sustainability of the urban and economic development of Santiago.

However, despite its undisputed value, the Sitio Prioritario El Roble has been affected by the activity of several enterprising operations with little or nonexistent regulations, and at the same time is having a hard time being considered by the population of Santiago as an environmental refuge, a place to complement the intense rhythms of the city.

SEE 2016 site of intervention: Fundo San Francisco

The Santiago Emergent Ecologies ideas competition aims to focus on a specific area in the Municipality of Maipu, southwest of Santiago. The area is called Fundo San Francisco and is placed between the El Roble conservation site and the metropolitan city, occupying a large percentage of the rural area of the Municipality of Maipu. Fundo San Francisco therefore occupies a very strategic area between the city, the ecological site, and the rural sector. The Fundo San Francisco itself hosts many activities related to agriculture, with different degrees of development and formalization. Currently on the area there are a cultivation of fruit plants, plantation sites that are ecological compensations for urban real estate development projects, and bike paths related to bicycling events that periodically ride through the El Roble site. The construction of a photovoltaic energy plant in the site is also currently in the process of evaluation.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee includes prominent international and national academics, professionals and representatives of the institutions that have been involved in the ideation, validation and development of the Santiago Emergent Ecologies Competition SEE | 2016. The Jury of the competition will be selected among the members of the Scientific Committee.

International members:

— Solano Benítez (PARAGUAY) Socio Fundador Gabinete de Arquitectura

— Elisa Cattaneo (ITALIA) Politecnico di Milano, Italy

— Jean Pierre Crousse (PERÚ) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

— Andreas Hofer (AUSTRIA) Vienna University of Technology, Austria

— Mathilde Marengo (ESPAÑA) IAAC, España

— Rahul Mehrotra (INDIA) Harvard Graduate School of Design, RMA Architects.

— Alfredo Ramirez (UK) AA Architectural Association-Landscape Urbanism

— Mosè Ricci (ITALIA) Universidad de Trento.

— Jörg Schröder (ALEMANIA) LUH Hannover

— Stefania Staniscia (US) West Virginia University

— Belinda Tato y José Luis Vallejo (ESPANA) Socios Fundadores de Ecosistema Urbano

— Charles Waldheim (USA) Harvard Graduate School of Design

National members:

— Sergio Araya Decano Designlab UAI

— Daniel Furman Representante sociedad civil, representante de la propiedad Fundo San Francisco

— Cristóbal Molina Baeza Coordinación Área Arquitectura, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes

— Pola Mora Editora en Jefe ArchDaily

— Andrea Pacheco Representante Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago (MAC)

— Marcela Ramos David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

Awards

The winning proposal will be awarded with an installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (MAC) Quinta Normal and an honorarium of 5,000 USD (five thousand US dollars) before taxes.*
The winning team will also invited to participate to the award ceremony in Santiago and granted reimbursement for travel and accommodation up to 1,500 USD (one thousand five hundred US dollars).

The Jury is also granted the right to award several honorable mentions and a selection of best proposals will be included in the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (MAC) Quinta Normal.

*The award is considered an honorarium for the design of the installation and will therefore be subject to the submission of additional materials necessary for the construction of the installation and will be granted under presentation of an invoice and will be subject to taxation in the country of origin of the recipient.

Calendar

— April 15, 2016
Competition launch

— May 1 / September 5, 2016
Registration and submission

— September 5, 2016
Last day for submissions

— September 26, 2016
Publication of the results and awards

— November 11, 2016
Opening of the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (MAC)

Winners

First Place:

Project Name: METASTASIS
Group Name: Mapas Arquitectura y territorio (Juan Carlos Aristizabal, Roger Julian Escalante, Lucas Bueno y Adriana Imitola)
Country of origin: Colombia, Brasil

Menciones honrosas:

Project Name: Dendritic Fringes. Envisioning Santiago Peri-Urban Future Scenarios
Group Name: Longhin-Ribot (Elena Longhin, Silvia Ribot Gil)
Country of origin: Italy, Spain

Project Name: COMMUNIA
Group Name: 7-301 (Agustina González Cid, Diego Ignacio Pinochet Puentes, Ana Cristina Vargas Salas)
Country of origin: Argentina, Chile, Venezuela

Project Name: Infraestructura Verde como límite urbano para la ciudad de Santiago
Group Name: MCA (Carolina Sofía Briones Quiñones, Montserrat Paz Castro Urrutia, Maria de los Angeles Silva Barriga)
Country of origin: Chile

Project Name: Constelación Urbana
Group Name: TTC + AT ( Paul Almeida, Eliana Arce, Fiorella Gomez Silva, Cristhian Medina, Katherine Orejuela, Lorena Tenorio)
Country of origin: Colombia

Project Name: Líneas conectoras de transición urbano-rural
Group Name: CFLAM (Maria Jose Araya Tapia, Lucas Maino Fernandez, Florencia Moure Richard, Angel Rodrigo Quiroz Gonzalez, Constanza Javiera Urbina Contreras)
Country of origin: Chile

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Faq

What is the goal of the competition?

Santiago Emergent Ecology SEE | 2016 is an idea competition for the design of a metropolitan park for the city of Santiago de Chile, a recreational and productive site enhancing an active relationship with the environment and the city

Who can participate?

The competition is open to students and professionals of every discipline

Where is the site of the competition?

The Santiago Emergent Ecologies ideas competition focuses on a specific area in the Municipality of Maipu southwest Santiago, a very strategic area between the city, the El Roble ecological site, and the peri-urban rural sector

What are the deadlines?

Deadline for submission: postponed to September 5th, 2016!!! Results will be published on September 26th, 2016 and exhibited starting from November 11, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (MAC Quinta Normal)

What material must be submitted?

3 Panels and 1 dossier of the project:

- Panel 1: Metropolitan Area / Future Scenarios: present a vision for the development of peri-urban areas of Santiago in the XXI century

- Panel 2: Master plan for the site. This panel must contain specific development of the proposal proposal in two main parts:
· Priority site area / Ecological protection: focus from level 700 up, thinking this area as a park biodiversity protection.
· Peri-urban area / New Models of expansion: below the level 700, thinking this area as an ecological extension of the urbanization of Santiago, experimenting with new ways of coexistence of development of the city with sustainable productive activities.

- Panel 3: Installation proposal for the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC Quinta Normal)

What is the registration fee?

Free! Thanks to the support of the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Chile (CNCA) it has been possible to remove the registration fee for all participants in the competition. From this moment the competition is free for everyone! What are you waiting for?

What are the prizes?

The winning proposal will be awarded with an installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (MAC) Quinta Normal and an honorarium of 5,000 USD opening on friday November 11, 2016! The prize also includes realisation of the installation and a reimbursement of up to 1,500 USD to cover the team’s travel expenses to participate to the award ceremony in Santiago on saturday November 12, 2016!

What about the exhibition?

The competition will conclude with an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Quinta Normal (http://www.mac.uchile.cl/) between November 11th, 2016 and January 12th 2017.