Easter Island Highschool

Project

How can one work in a place where culture tends to be a cliché? How can one choose an architectural language that rejects folklore without getting alienated from the place? How can one work in place where the most abundant material is the horizon?
We thought of excavating a mass that domesticated the openness for the use of the school, but still allowed for the horizon to be experienced from every point of the project.

  • Location
    Easter Island | Chile
  • Project Year
    1999
  • Built Area
    2000 m²
  • Architects
    Ale­jan­dro Ar­ave­na + Charles Mur­ray
  • Collaborators
    Jorge Christie, Francisco Chateau, Carolina Portugueis