Municipal Theater
of Constitución

In Execution

The project is part of the Post-Tsunami Sustainable Reconstruction Plan of Constitución (PRES).

The proposal consists of a box inside a box: a closed interior volume containing the theatre; and a second exterior wooden box, echoing the activity of forestry of the area, center of wood production in Chile. In between both structures, a series of openings have been introduced to provide cross ventilation and natural light to the foyer. As the building faces the central square of the city, the opaque surfaces of the façade have been thought as screens for projection, and the openings as small stages for the celebration of open-air public events.

  • Location
    Constitución | Chile
  • Project Partners
    Arauco | GORE Maule
  • Client
    Banco BCI Corporacion Teatro Regional del Maule
  • Site Area
    1.120 m²
  • Built Area
    1.520 m²
  • Project Year
    2012
  • Structural Engineering
    VPA Ingenieros - Enzo Valladares
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Collaborators
    Augusto Domínguez, Catarina Ribeiro, Álvaro Ascoz