scs: hospedería de las alas
Hospedería de las Alas is located in Ritoque, Chile, in the site of the Open City, a project run by the Corporación
Amereida and the School of Architecture and Design of the Catholic University of Valparaiso, which for fifty years
has been constructing a town which now houses many of the school’s staff and contains a church, cementery
and many public spaces and facilities. ‘Hospederia de las Alas’ is a bird observation shelter sited on top of sand
dunes facing a nature reserve which houses innumerable bird species. The timber structure, composed of two
intersecting ruled surfaces, is closed on the two sides exposed to the prevailing weather and semi-open in the
direction of the nature reserve, thus allowing the observer to view the wide range of bird species without
For website see: http://scl33.aho.no/hospederia-de-las-alas/
For video see: http://vimeo.com/42613950
STUDENTS: Design Team: Anders Svendsen Almesveen, Maria Mariana Calvete da Cunha Pereira, Nora Aurora
Hallgren, Edda Johanna Jonsdottir, Raza Marozaite Construction Team: Anders Svendsen Almesveen, Maria
Mariana Calvete da Cunha Pereira, Nora Aurora Hallgren, Edda Johanna Jonsdottir, Raza Marozaite, Benjamin
Norouzi, Marta Alpuim, Maria Jose Dominguez, Milena Hayvar, Astrid Johnsen, Donald Mc Leod, Daniela Molina,
Alex Olazo, Ana Belen Oyarzun, Hugo Pajarito, Paulina Pinto, Paz Plaza, Sebastian Rodriguez, Estelle Roman, Sally
Sade, Pablo Vasquez.
Staff: Christian Hermansen, Michael Hensel, Solveig Sandness.
Collaborators: e[ad] Escuela De Arquitectura y Diseño - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso
Client: CCA - Corporación Cultural Amereida
Sponsors: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, RCAT - Research CENTRE for Architecture and Tectonics @
AHO, HERA-EU Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment.
Endorsements: Endorsed by the Embassy of Chile in Norway.
AWARDS: Multi-disciplinary and Innovative Work Award 2012 (Asplanviak / Arkitekturverkstedet); Final 20 RIBA
SILVER Medal 2012.