scs: community center, pumanque
The Scarcity and Creativity in Latitude 34s Studio designed and constructed a new community centre for the town of Pumanque in Chile, which was devastated by the 27 February 2010 earthquake that damaged most of the town’s buildings. Working with Chile a Soñar, a community development group who had been working in the town since the earthquake and the Municipality of Pumanque, SCS built a facility to be used for community development, craft training workshops, and social events. The project is wrapped in a timber screenwall which mitigates the strong sun and allows for cross ventilation. There are two main rooms for diverse activities separated by an outdoor entrance lobby and a roof terrace shaded by an auxiliary membrane canopy. To encourage the use of the terrace by children it has been provided with two outdoor stair entrances and one slide to descend to the groud floor. The website of this project can be seen in: The video of the construction of the project can be viewed in
SCL34S - Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 - Community Center in Pumanque, Chile Students: Margarita Chaskopoulou, 
Marte Guldvik, 
Marina Haga, Jonas Osthagen Hamar,
 Anniken Høgset
, Shohreh Kheirati
, Kaja Gladhus Kolstad
, Gro Krüger
, Caroline Krenc
, Markus Domaas Lindahl, Taavi Löoke
, Ranveig Hesselberg Meland, Annette Katherine Mohr,
 Eskil Frøyen Nybø
, Liv Mari Oppebøen
, Brianne Parquier
, Elissavet Pertigkiozoglou
, Randi Ravndal
, Erik Reiten
, Kinga Rusin
, Truls Schiefloe Sandbakk
, Hedvig Margrethe Sanderud
, Øistein Magnus Schive,
 Eirik Stiansen
, Gustav Mattias Jitzhak Tellqvist
, Magnus Vågan, Harold Vermeiren. Studio Staff: Christian Hermansen, Michael Hensel, Solveig Sandness, Håkon Matre Aasarød and Joakim Hoen. Client: Chile a Soñar and the Municipality of Pumanque Sponsors: AAAD, Astrup & Hellern Architects, Halvorsen & Reine Architects, IARK, Marwin, NORDIC Office of Architecture, ØKAW, Norwegian Steel Assocication, Ratio Architects, Vink AS. Awards: Excellence in the use of Wood in Architecture Award 2013 (TreFocus)
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