Water Cathedral by GUN architects Project brings Caverns to Urban Chile

by rob on May 22, 2012

A public outdoor installation in Santiago, Chile, the Water Cathedral Project acts as an urban nave, complete with stalactites and stalagmites. Numerous vertical components vary in height and density, allowing rain to drip down at different pulses and speeds. Rainwater flows through the stalactites, gradually flowing down and creating a cooling effect for visitors and viewers below. The installation, designed by Chilean artists GUN Arq, provides a cool, shaded sitting area for the public set in stark contrast to its urban environment.

'water cathedral' by GUN architects, santiago, chile image guy wenborne; YAP CONSTRUCTO 2011, courtesy constructo all images courtesy GUN architects

 

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