Stadium · A building that renders the image of a city


A building that renders the image of a city

Pavilion of Chile
At the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

Chile’s National Stadium was a building and a city for one day. On the 29th of September 1979, the building was filled by 37,000 people for a massive operative which provided ownership titles to dwellers (pobladores), settling decades of makeshift land occupation and policies. A blueprint of the Stadium with the outline of shantytowns instead of bleachers was prepared, rendering the genesis of Santiago’s current layout within the drawing of a building. From sports venue and hosting religious events to a concentration camp, the exhibition recreates the different functions as a machine for viewing and revisits the stadium’s typology, congregating dissimilar groups and serving unlikely purposes. This is the story told through a drawing from an event of the past, which foresaw the present of a city within a building. The exhibition narrates a double story interweaved in one drawing: that of a building (with its dissimilar uses) and that of a city (with its housing development), both converging in one event.

Pavilion Credits
Créditos Pabellón

Curator / Curatrice
Alejandra Celedón

Commissioner / Commissario
Cristóbal Molina (Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage)

Design / Disegno
Tomás Villalón
Leonardo Quinteros

Direction of contents / Direzione dei contenuti
Alejandra Celedón
Stephannie Fell

Graphic identity / Identità grafica
Kathryn Gillmore

Audiovisual project / Progetto audiovisivo
Javier Correa

Multimedia / Multimedia
Gonzalo Puga
Arguzia S.r.l.

Stadium Model – Patricio Arias / Quipu – Jean Petitpas

Organizer /  Organizzatore
Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio – Área de Arquitectura

Supporters /  Patrocinatori
DIRAC, Fundación Imagen de Chile, ProChile, Arquitectura de Chile, Televisión Nacional de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Asociación de Oficinas de Arquitectos (AOA)

Production / Produzione

(c) Gonzalo Puga