Design Indaba 2018: 5 Striking Designs by Architect Alejandro Aravena

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WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES via ELEMENTAL


Pritzker Prize-winning Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena of ELEMENTAL, a “do tank” that focuses on projects that serve in the public interest, is speaking at the 2018 Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town.

Together with his team, he is behind the design of several important architectural projects, from public housing initiatives to innovation centres. Below, we highlight 5 of his most striking designs.

Name: Cultural Center of Constitución

Location: Constitución, Chile

Image credit: Felipe Diaz Contardo

Image credit: Felipe Diaz Contardo

Image credit: Felipe Diaz Contardo

Name: Siamese Towers

Location: Santiago, Chile

Image credit: Cristobal Palma

Image credit: Anthony Cotsifas

Image credit: Cristobal Palma

Name: Quinta Monroy (low-cost housing built for 93 families)

Location: Iquique, Chile

Image credit: Tadeuz Jalocha

Image credit: Tadeuz Jalocha

Image credit: Cristobal Palma

Name: Las Cruces Lookout Point

Location: Jalisco, Mexico

Image credit: Iwan Baan

Image credit: Iwan Baan

Name: UC Innovation Center

Location: Santiago, Chile

Image credit: Felipe Diaz Contardo

alejandro aravena

Image credit: Felipe Diaz Contardo

Image credit: Felipe Diaz Contardo

Read more about these projects at elementalchile.cl.