Monastery

Under the supervision of Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, in groups of three we were to design a Moanstery complex in the Chilean Andes based on a survey of the monestic life together with an inventory of excisting Monasteries around the world.

From depicted monasteries, 35 singular fragments were selected and reconstructed as autonomous objects (with a clear definition of architectonic elements) and thenceforth, as particles of a larger aggregate, articulated by an individual sequence of additions in plan.

Every piece were to be installed in direct contact with the previous ones on top of the given topography in the Chilean Andes. 

The resulting plan was mediated by the topography and by the monastic rules (from ascetic to ritual, from intimate to collective considerations). It stretches along the mountain ridge it sits upon with a number of cloisters constellated in a linear arrangement. Oriented around the cloisters are the more practical spaces such as library, teaching rooms, hospice and infirmary while places for worship running transversely over mountain ridge locking out over the alpine valley.

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