HUELLAS ARTES

A splash of colour for Santiago center

HUELLAS ARTES

29

Sep

2015

Santiago

America/Santiago

Spanish

Population: 6 Million7 in 2025

GDP: 298 1.7 % in 2018

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Huellas Artes
Santiago, Chile | Heritage day | Metro Cultura
Huellas Artes was a self-managed and self-financed urban project with the purpose of explore experimental methods to intervene the city. The objective was to test the strategy called “painted scape” which consist in intervening a space only in its 2d surfaces without creating any new 3d object.
 
 

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It is a 2d configuration that by creating areas, signals, suggesting functions and actions, it transforms an existing space by adding stimulation and public functions.
 
 
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This project was realized at the very beginning of our practice therefore the project was simply designed by 3 young architects and realized by themselves. No jury involved no nothing more than motivation to test this unusual way of doing architecture.
 
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Huellas Artes interprets the human footprint as an artistic trail in Santiago city. It is a cultural engine fueled by the passing flow of citizens and visitors from around the Bellas Artes metro station, a highly cultural area of downtown Santiago.
 
It is an architectural intervention that proposes a new use scene in a fully unclosed outdoor space. The project was developed over a metro station, which currently operates as a non-functional plaza.
 
 

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The idea is to revitalize this site as a catalyst of activities related to the constant flow of people that the station attracts. It establishes a series of functions and encourages social relationships, evidencing the possibilities of spatial transformation by colors, words, photographs and lines.
 
The material used is cloth tape coated with polyethylene in various colors and sizes. The design had no additional elements. It acted as a costume, a dress for the plaza placing itself on top of the existing and awakening new spatial possibilities on a given structure.
 
 

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Within the proposed functions are a “selfies” wall, an artist spot, and a meeting point such as other informal spontaneous uses, like the “street vendor spot”, “directional arrows”, “seating benches” and more. The project provided opportunities of constant transition between the virtual and the material space.
 
 

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The “selfies” wall it is a revealing example from where more than 1000 photos in less than 2 days where uploaded in the social networks for virtual interaction. It became a shortly yet significant landmark of the virtual.
 
 

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The project had an ephemeral spirit, as it lasted only 2 weeks. In the morning the impact was striking when the users noticed that something had drastically transformed the space. A colorful, playful and renewed image invited to experience the space from an unexplored perspective.
 
 

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The ephemeral nature of the work enhances the excitement of having lived a particular experience, which encourages greater attention to spaces that are used daily and on which people rarely stop. It is an invitation to discover the places where we usually believe there is nothing else.
 
 

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Project Name: Huellas Artes
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Pablo Juica, Madalena Sales.
Client: no client
Area: 744 m2
Completion: May 2014
Location: Santiago, Chile
Photographer: 100architects + Ines Subtil
 
 

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Painted Scape in Santiago

It is a “painted scape” that recognizes spontaneous activities performed there daily and expressed it graphically, complementing them with new functions for playing, performing and entertainment.

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Street Intervention

What is an street intervention?
This is the smallest scale of interventions that takes place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion or a whole street or square, whether vehicular or pedestrian, by adding or installing new alienated elements to the existing configuration of the street.
 
This typology intervenes existing urban settings by occupying the ground of a given area and by acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, catalyzing social interactions. It is a tactical intervention with a non-territorial nature, keeping a clear formal and aesthetic distinction from the existing surroundings.
 
The main objective of this typology is to trigger a massive public interest to the place through a strong visual impact, usually of a temporary nature, encouraging the rise of high public affluence during a specific period of time, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.


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We had such an amazing moment. My little girl loved it and enjoyed every second. Very unusual experience in the city. Great initiative. Our cities need more of this interventions. grey is not cool, colorful is better.

Photo by Jorge Barrios y Familia

Taken at HUELLAS ARTES

Coming out of the metro in santiago

Coming out of the metro in santiago

super cool experience in Santiago this weekend. Super nice congrats to the people who was involved. Very special and unique.

Photo by Stefanie G.

Taken at HUELLAS ARTES

Color Splash

Color Splash

Iba pasando por el centro de Santiago y me encontre esto. Me gusto mucho el ver  este tipo de arte urbano efimero en la ciudad. Saludos.  

Photo by Jorge Gajardo

Taken at HUELLAS ARTES

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