Chile, Wooden Elderly House

Maullin, Chile
© Geno Munoz, 1997
Architecture & Human Rights (ARCH+H.R.)
Prolongación Baquedano 414, S/N Maullin, Chile
Commune of Maullin, Foundation San Vicente de Paul
Engineer Sergio Hurtado, Engineer Roberto Lobos, Manager Iris Contreras
Jorge Lobos + Associate Architects.

This elderly house receives 56 old people who gets old and lives alone in the countryside.
They cannot continue subsisting in their small farms in those conditions.
The foundation San Vicente de Paul led by Iris Contreras decides to stimulate a project with
only local social participation, they asked our professional support as part of the social
We built 1.000 m2 in middle of the rain forest, the building gives to these elders a new chance
to share the last part of their life in a safe environment, warm house, friendship, and forest,
sea, and kitchen gardens.
AWARD: Finalist XI Chilean Biennale of Architecture 1997

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