Chile 2011

In 2011, the first of PFL Workshop will take place in the Open City (Ciudad Abierta), where we will be experimenting with architectural structures in wood.

The Open City a is an inspiring initiative promoted by a group of artists, poets and architects who looked for an alternative way of living in a vast landscape of dunes facing the ocean. Led by architect Alberto Cruz and poet Godofredo Lommi, the city was founded in 1971 as an open site that included residences for artists and architects and the Architecture School of the Catholic University in Valparaiso. Students and residents have built their constructions in the city as a way of linking poetry and space ever since. Long crossings along the territory, poetic acts and collaborative gatherings have been the basis of each construction foundation in this magical city. The Open City is still in continuous expansion and configures one of the most intriguing landscapes of experimental architecture in the world.

E[AD] Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Av. Matta 12, Recreo, Viña del Mar, Chile
+56 32 227 4401
+56 32 227 4401
Fax:   +56 32 227 4421

Ciudad Abierta de Ritoque
km. 4, Camino Concón – Quintero
Sector Punta de Piedra
Corporación Cultural Amereida
+56 32 266 6510

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