bebin saxton: aonni mineral water plant, chile
located in chilean patagonia is the aonni mineral water plant designed by architects
daniel bebin and tomas saxton. chilean patagonia has a particularity that is distinguished
and exclusively of that place: the detachment.
this detachment produces cracks, isolations, torsions, new tensions. the glaciers detach
from the massive ice fields, the trees get inclined by winds, the islands live separated
from the land surrounded by water, and the geography is the result of energic erosions.
the project has been generated from the interactions of the natural environment forces,
revealing the elements of detachment.
sustainable design principles include; natural lighting, high internal gains and a good
daylight factor. the structure can be reutilized, guaranteeing a long life cycle for the materials
used in the building.
outsiders can also notice the water in their different phases through the single structure,
large glass windows and due to the shape of the floors.
the materials used are part of patagonia’s modern history: a resistant material, flexible,
economic and with low cost maintenance capable to tolerate the extreme climatic conditions.
architects: bebin & saxton – daniel bebin and tomás saxton
location: punta arenas, XII región, chile
structural engineer: samuel marín
concept consultant: pablo prieto
client: patagonia mineral S.A. – agua mineral aonni
materials: steel, glass, corrugated aluminium, timber
site area: 5,000 sqm
constructed area: 640 sqm
project year: 2007‐2008
construction year: 2008
photographs: franklin pardon & daniel bebin
seen at plataforma arquitectura