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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
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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