portico de los huéspedes
Founded in 1970, the Open City occupies a 300 hectare parcel of land on the Pacific Ocean, 1 hour north of Valparaiso, Chile. The land comprises diverse ecosystems including wetlands, dunes and temperate forests. The Open City was founded by teachers from the School of Architecture and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valpariaso as a place to explore the humanistic potential of architecture and a means to propose new forms of community. El Portico de los Huéspedes is the first permanent structure to be proposed in the Open City in nearly 12 years and was begun through the collaboration between EPFL and the PUCV in the summer of 2014.