10 Museo La Jardinera
Cristián Undurraga, architect.
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 39, Santiago.
On an empty site that for decades was waiting for a more noble destiny, one block away from the Plaza Italia, today stands the La Jardinera museum, dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of Violeta Parra’s legacy, which includes her music, her paintings and her kneading work, known as “arpilleras”. The sinuous shape of the building in plan, similar to a guitar’s body, associates the image of the instrument with her main expression, as a singer and a folk enthusiast who collected hundreds of popular songs that would become famous under her recordings.