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Medical Faculties, Diego Portales University

Mathias Klotz

The Medical Faculties of the Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile, completed in 2004 on an already densely built island block, had to follow the orientation of the existing listed buildings. The project also aimed to relate new and older buildings via the intervening outdoor areas, ensuring spatial organisation and rationalisation. Accordingly, the open spaces were modulated to facilitate access and ground level circulation flows. The resultant “visual permeability” – says Mathias Klotz – “brings light to places where light doesn’t go”.
The built surface area requirement was 8.000 sqm, not counting external distribution connections, on only 1.500 sqm. Administration and Dean’s offices, classrooms and laboratories for Dentistry and Medical teaching all had to be incorporated in a rational complex. These three functions were each assigned a building. The historical building...

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