Tierra Patagonia Hotel / Cazu Zegers arquitecture studio

Prehistoric fossils by the lake

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酒店位于智利Torres del Paine国家公园的入口附近,面对萨米恩托湖。萨米恩托湖是这片区域的璀璨明珠,湖对面是深远巍峨的山峦。酒店谦虚的融入现场环境,就如湖边长存的史前动物远古化石。酒店与场地的斜坡融于一体,覆盖上水洗木板,在阳光下闪耀着银色光泽。酒店内部有着温暖舒适的空间,泳池,餐厅,客房均面对着美丽的山景。客人们在酒店里面安心休息,享受自然,也能到野外进行骑马,登山,野驾等等活动。

Cazu Zegers arquitecture studio 的其他作品Soplo House 风过留痕

HOTEL OF THE WIND / Tierra Patagonia Hotel Sarmiento Lake, XII Región

The hotel is located at the entrance of “Torres del Paine” National Park, on the shore of  Lake Sarmiento, one of the limits of this National Park. The water acts as a supporting plane for the splendid Paine massif. Its magnificence makes one think of an extended project in dialogue with the vast territory. The form seeks to merge with the metaphysical landscape, not to interrupt it. The shape of the hotel is reminiscent of an old fossil, a prehistoric animal beached on the shore of  the lake, not unlike those found and studied by Charles Darwin. The building is as though born out of the land, like a fold in the terrain that the wind has carved in the sand. It is anchored to the ground with stone slopes and is completely covered in washed Lenga wood paneling. This finish gives the hotel a silvery sheen, typical of old wooden houses worn away by winter. The spatial solution aims for warm and cozy spaces structured by internal pathways, allowing the building to inhabit its extension.

















Hotel Tierra Patagonia
Author: Cazú Zegers G
Associated architects : Rodrigo Ferrer  and Roberto Benavente
Client: Katari S.A.
General contractor:  Salfa Corp
Location: Torres del Paine, Chile
Year: Realization – 2011
Project Area: 4900 m2
Funtion: Hotel
Facade: Lenga wood
Heating system: radiant floor heating
Other technologies: Termic Efficiens





Hrer is the more information form The Cazu Zegers arquitecture studio

Suggests an undertaking of Chilean architecture, to find the construction of a language of expressive forms and arquitecture intimately connected to Chile, its territory, landscape, and its vernacular construction.

In this sense the works developed by this studio, do not pretend to be a finished work,  but a work in progress, where there is poetic reflection, about the way habitation of this territory.   They are “Prototypes of this Territory.” (Name taken by the monographic book, published by Ediciones ARQ, in 2008).

Tierra Patagonia is an excellent example of this artistic and creative posture.

The studio has a very particular design outline, that comes from a relation between poetry and arquitecture, inserted in the thesis of AMEREIDA (published in Ediciones de la Escuela de arquitectura de la UCV), which suggests, that the coming of Columbus to the Indies and America appears as a gift, a talent.  Amereida invites the inhabitants of America to construct a language of forms appropriate to our Latin heritage in an American world, that is:  assume the responsibility  as a new culture, the Latin-Americans,  and from this origin find a way to dialogue with the worldwide paradigm.  In answer to this invitation, Cazu Zegers, calls it “Habitation in a Delicate and Precaurious way,” that is to say with low technology or LOW TECH and a high experiential impact.  This particular outlook is born from the understanding, that the great heritage of Chile is in the territory, in which:  … “Chile before a country is a landscape”, as sung by the poet Nicanor Parra.

All his work is construed under the premise:  “The territory is to America, as the monuments are to Europe.”  From here this arquitecture does not set out to be a protagonist but to enter into an amorous dialogue with nature.


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