Miele Gallery by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
The Miele Gallery has been designed by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani and is located on an important commercial and cultural street full of art galleries, restaurants, banks and shops. The site houses residences in low, medium and high density, surrounded by parks and squares in Santiago, Chile.
The concept of the architects was to create a building that just opens to the public space just as it were transparent, due to its facade of concrete and inclined crystals with a large display window for the street, that allows the light to invade the interior space and offers different views of the surrounding space. Passing in the interior we can notice the idea of connecting all levels, just like an architectonic labyrinth, creating the possibility of light and natural ventilation.
The main colours used for both the exterior and the interior, are red, which is the Miele corporate color and white. The red steel creates a great contrast to the white concrete with titanium dioxide incorporated, and creates a circulation path that runs over all levels to the roof. The roof represents the fifth façade, and has a big terrace with a bar, a great meeting place from which you can explore the immensity of the Andes Mountain, the hills and the green of the neighborhood.