K Building – Federico Santa Maria University

Architects: CCE | Arquitectos
Associate Architect:
Sacha Sinkovich
Architect in charge:
Cristóbal Correa Ehlers
San Joaquín , Santiago, Chile.
Maria Ignacia Marín, Alvaro Muñoz, Edgardo Marinkovic
Structural Engineering:
3Co – Jose Manuel Morales
Leed Certification and Sustainability Consultant:
EA Buildings – Dr. Diego Ibarra
12.600 sqm + 2.500 sqm of green areas

K building, is a research in new technologies for construction building, located in Federico Santa María Univerity’s San Joaquin Campus, embraces the idea of the building “as part of the learning-process” for the different schools that use its laboratories and classrooms, by showing its “working engine” to the students, leaving every technical room at sight, so as they walk trough the building, they understand how it works, being like a permanent exhibition of the different components that allow a building to work.

With a grey water re-use system, which will provide 1.500.000 lts/day coming from hand wash basins, which allows to irrigate a 100% of the green areas of the building.

With a mixed structure, made part of Steel and part of concrete, the more than 5.000 students can permanently see how both structures work and the differences between them. This building is pursuing the LEED gold Certification.