Castro city, capital and administrative city of Chiloé island, in its urban growth, produced mainly by the aquaculture and tourism industries, today it demands housing in the city, which are currently located and developed in the periphery.
▼建筑外观，exterior appearance ©Pablo Casals
The Pedro Montt neighborhood, although it has become a mainly touristic quarter, it must, as well as the city, density and reflect different applications and programs. The incipient housing need and the excellent connection of the land, defines the housing vocation of the building.
▼项目周边环境，surrounding environment of project ©Nacho Almonacid
这座建筑的外观如同一个钢结构的大型仓库，识别并唤起了港口记忆，这也是卡斯特罗在本世纪初最被人熟知的特色。当年卡斯特罗是一个自由港口，现在的项目基址在当时是一个临时火车站, 连接安库德和卡斯特罗的火车在此停靠。建筑的高度并没有参照城市监管计划允许的的 25 米，而是根据建筑物后面一个15米高的山坡而设计。
▼建筑设计草稿，design sketch of building ©Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos
From the beginning, the building presents itself as a large warehouse with a steel structure, recognizing and evoking the character of port which characterized Castro at the beginning of the century, when it was a free port and where the current site was an improvised train stop, train which connected Ancúd with Castro. The building define its height considering the 15 meters height hill which is at the back of the building and not the 25 meters that allowed the city´s regulatory plan.
▼建筑立面外观，building front view ©Pablo Casals
▼外观细部，exterior details ©Pablo Casals
The building takes advantage of the privileged views, raising one floor and looking over the roofs of the palafitos (stilt houses), housing in the first level the access and the parking slots. The apartments are developed in the upper floors as open plan and framing the views towards the channel of Castro.The public and private spaces are divided by a wet core: kitchen-bathroom
▼面向河景的阳台，balcony facing the river view ©Pablo Casals
▼公寓内部私人空间，inner private space of apartment ©Pablo Casals
▼项目基址，site of project ©Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos
▼一层平面图，first level plan ©Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos