UC Mathematics School


”A mathematician is a machine that transforms coffee into equations.” We thought that this  joke expressed one of the dimensions by which knowledge is produced: the casual encounter of people. Besides the coffee room, we identified the corridor as a design opportunity, as the moment where you see other people before they disappear into the isolated retreat of the individual working unit. We decided to add the new building to two existing ones, so that after the operation we had fewer elements than at the beginning.

  • Location
    Santiago | Chile
  • Client
    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Built Area
    2000 m²
  • Project Year
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  • Architects
    Alejandro Aravena + Luis Lucero