Company / University :
Universidad de Talca，Chile
Edgard Torres Torres、Jonathan Mendez Osorio、Rodolfo Cespedes Muñoz
El Campanario is a piece of land high in the Andes, located on the roadside of the international route that connects Chile and Argentina through the Pehuenche border crossing. The opening of this route has also opened this area to tourism, sporadically so far, but enormous in potential.
Despite its qualities, this overwhelming landscape lacks of appropriate infrastructure, according to scale and function for those who make use of it.
Along an old path used to move cattle up and down through the mountains, 3 interventions are built on this landscape; they coexist and enhance each other: a line, a stroke and a shadow. Together, they cover a total length of 5 kilometers.
The line is a sight seeing spot located near the roadside that opens the view to the wide Campanario Valley allowing the passerby to observe the traces of the ones who inhabit the riverside, flanked by peaks and volcanoes.
The trace, gives the minimum infrastructure required for the thermal bath, it offers a resting area and a place where people can dry themselves comfortably away from the ground.
The Shadow; a shelter built out of wood sawn by hand at the foothills of the coastal range. It provides a resting spot for the cattler while keeping an eye on the livestock, as well as offers the chance of spending the night.