Beals Lyon Arquitectos-Plaza de Armas Metro Station Building
첫번째는 거리와 지하철을 연결한다. 두번째는 도시와 사람을 연결한다. 지하와 지상을 연결하는 동굴을 은유적으로 표현하는 건축언어로 소통하는 공간을 제안한다. 칠레에 위치한 Plaza de Armas Metro의 플랫폼은 동굴과 같은 아치형태를 반복적으로 배치하며 지하세계를 인도하는 동굴같은 이미지를 생성한다.
The first line of the Santiago Metro was inaugurated in 1975; since then, a further five lines have been built within a continuous process of expansion to link the city center with parts of the city otherwise disconnected.
Chile is a country with high levels of inequality, and Santiago is a segregated city. As a public service, the metro system is fundamental in connecting segregated areas, bringing its multiple neighborhoods and inhabitants closer to the city center. Despite the recent social unrest, where Metro was at the core of the conflict due to the rise in the cost of tickets, its infrastructure persists as a symbol of social integration. The project plays a role within this larger network, as an agent of social transformation, both physically and symbolically.
With this project, located in the heart of that center, Metro implements a new urban intervention strategy, which proposes the construction of buildings on top of its stations. This shift seeks to protect the continuity of the urban fabric, mitigate negative impacts and, finally, assume the role of its infrastructure as a generator of public space, capable of continuously integrating with the historical fabric and life of the city.
At street level, the new urban hall that builds this station seeks to bring to the surface something of the atmosphere of what happens underground, and vice versa: a kind of artificial grotto that serves as a threshold to the underground world. Two types of vaults of different widths form the structure that contains this cavernous void, which is built by combining and assembling smaller double-curved formwork modules.