Source: Pavilion of Chile
Curators: Alejandra Celedón
Photography: Gonzalo Puga
A building that renders the image of a city
Chile’s National Stadium was a building and a city for one day. On the 29th of September 1979, the building was filled by 37,000 people for a massive operative which provided ownership titles to dwellers (pobladores), settling decades of makeshift land occupation and policies. A blueprint of the Stadium with the outline of shantytowns instead of bleachers was prepared, rendering the genesis of Santiago’s current layout within the drawing of a building.
From sports venue and hosting religious events to a concentration camp, the exhibition recreates the different functions as a machine for viewing and revisits the stadium’s typology, congregating dissimilar groups and serving unlikely purposes. This is the story told through a drawing from an event of the past, which foresaw the present of a city within a building. The exhibition narrates a double story interweaved in one drawing: that of a building (with its dissimilar uses) and that of a city (with its housing development), both converging in one event.
Cristóbal Molina (Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage)
Direction of contents/ Direzione dei contenuti:
Graphic identity/Identità grafica:
Audiovisual project/Progetto audiovisivo:
Stadium Model – Patricio Arias / Quipu – Jean Petitpas
Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio – Área de Arquitectura
DIRAC, Fundación Imagen de Chile, ProChile, Arquitectura de Chile, Pontifica Universidad
Católica de Chile, Asociación de Oficinas de Arquitectos (AOA)