5 Banco del Estado
Hernán Gómez N, architect.
Gran Avenida José Miguel Carrera 5110, San Miguel.
Associating itself with the image of infrastructure, the Banco del Estado building conveys a sense of solidity and sobriety. It manages two different dimensions at the same time:one urban, with a brutalist expression on the great scale, the other more personal, with pedestrian-level details. It represents the State on its financial role, an heir of the original savings funds tha opened public credit to the people in the 19th century.