The Intriguing Presence of Freedom

architects ELEMENTAL
project Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini, Santiago, Chile
written by Fernando Pérez Oyarzun


The UC Innovation Center Anacleto Angelini stands, as an urban milestone, next to the main entrance to the San Joaquín Campus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The reinforced concrete volume is visible both from a distance and from the inside of the campus. Supported by a local company, the center is intended to strengthen connections between the university and society. Research and knowledge should look for better interaction with industry and production. This building is the third commission that Alejandro Aravena has received for this campus, and the fourth for the university