12 Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini
Alejandro Aravena and Elemental, architects.
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Campus San Joaquín, UC, San Joaquín.
A strange addition to a rather ordinary context, the Innovation Center building appears as a set of displaced volumes, leaving big openings between them, as windows or terraces. Its apparent mass contrasts with the light architecture of its neighbors, working with a scale (that of the building itself but also the one related to its floors) that configures an interesting presence as seen from the street level or from the passing subway train, some meters away.