scs: walk the line
This project is located in Ritoque, Chile, in the site of the Open City, 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. Walk the Line departed from a study of Le Corbusier’s ‘house for an artisan’ and
consists of a small room in which to sleep and work and an elevated gangway for obserfation of the Pacific ocean
and the nearby nature reserve.
The Open City in Ritoque is frequently visited by architecture students and scholars who come to study this
unique architectural experiment. ‘Walk the Line’ provides a small room with a bed and a desk where visitors can
spend a few nights in contemplation and study. The project integrates a lightweight under-spanned bridge-like
plank that establishes a connection between its immediate dune landscape, the nearby nature reserve with its
many bird species, and in the distant horizon the Pacific Ocean.
For website see: http://scl33.aho.no/walk-the-line/
STUDENTS: Design Team: Pernille Dammann, Navid Navid, Emilia Lamer Schjetlein, Astrid Tømmerås Haug
Construction Team: Pernille Dammann, Navid Navid, Benjamin Norouzi, Emilia Lamer Schjetlein, Astrid Tømmerås
Haug, Tora Arctander, Sara Amorim, Eugenio Bosco, Natalia Bustos, Aileen Cuevas, Francisco Gainza, Nicolas Gallo,
Camila Hernandez, Paz Iglesias, Allyson Kutscher, Alejandro Pacheco, Rayen Rodriguez, Helga Scheel, Gabriel Tang
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: 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 research project.
Endorsements: Endorsed by the Embassy of Chile in NORWAY
AWARDS: Multi-disciplinary and Innovative Work Award 2012 (Asplanviak / Arkitekturverkstedet);
TRANSPORTATION Architecture Award 2012 (National Road Association Norway); Final 20 RIBA Silver Medal 2012.