Chile 2011

In 2011, the first PFL worksho took take place in Ciudad Abierta (Open City) in Valparaiso, Chile, where we were experimenting with architectural structures in wood. The Ciudad Abierta is an inspiring initiative promoted by a group of artists, poets and architects who looked for an alternative way of living in a vast landscape of dunes facing the ocean. Led by architect Alberto Cruz and poet Godofredo Lommi, the city was founded in 1971 as an open site that included residences for artists and architects and the Architecture School of the Catholic University in Valparaiso. Ciudad Abierta is still expanding and configures one of the most intriguing landscapes of experimental architecture in the world.