Cohlmeyer Architecture was engaged to prepare an urban design and public space improvement strategy for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of this important coastal city in central Chile. We worked with a team of architects, economists, sociologists and engineers to establish the framework for redevelopment; physical work is to be completed as part of Chile’s 200th birthday celebrations in 2010.
The focus of the project was to develop a program of interventions which would increase economic activity and public use of the public environment. In order to accomplish this, we altered the initial development program in two significant ways:
Our proposed program is an a amalgam of complementary initiatives: