El cerro magico

Santiago, Chile

The project was the answer to a competition for the city of Santiago, Chile, designed with Atelier D.

Restoring Cerro Las Cabras allows to build on the natural equilibrium of the place. This project looks to preserve and protect the environment on multiple scales, from valley to house, and to promote economic development.

Water and vegetation are key elements of the project, both are integral parts of the scene. The different exposures to the sun of the hillsides leads to different patterns of vegetation. This creates a mosaic of species adapted to clean up the soil in the most suitable way. 

Different services are located in the park like an agricultural business incubator, an educative farm, a swimming pool, and a skatepark according to the results of surveys.