Ten students worked in the South of Chile together with Professors
from the TU-Project “Housing-Manufacturing-Water”. A first
prototype of new housing was the goal to be completed by the German
students with Chilean colleagues early April 2011.
The restoration of housing on the town was planned on the
Project Seminar “Reclaiming Heritage” of the 2010/2011
winter semester by students from the TU Berlin that have worked
closely with the Chilean partner University and its social planning
unit “Politicas Públicas”. Together with local building
authorities in Chanco, the group agreed the disassembling from
several historical buildings and the construction of a first prototype
made of low cost and local traditional recyclable materials.
They relied on proven construction techniques and the recycling
of materials such as adobe walls (walls of adobe brick), tiling and
wooden framework of the damaged buildings. During the work, the
German-Chilean group negotiated with the mayor and the planning
authority of the municipality Chanco to rebuild several buildings as
part of the further project on the next months.
For more information, go to the official website of Reclaiming
Heritage: www.reclaimingheritage.org