Nicolás del Río and Felipe Camus designed this animal park on the north bank of Lake Rupanco, in Chile’s Osorno Province. The project involved arranging the routes, organizing the pens, and raising a series of facilities in a common language: prefabricated wooden pieces arranged in a bracing system where the vectors (beams, pillars, diagonals) are not joined at a single point, but give rise to a ‘displaced joint.’ The first elements to go up are a stable and an aviary.
Stable. Giving access to the park, this volumen also contains equipment such as pens and troughs for feeding deer and bucks. Structurally, the facade stretchhes by means of a knot that is a displaced joint, incorporating lattices and a pitched roof.
Aviary. A prism measuring approximately 10x4x7 meters stands on a concrete base. The height of the volume presents two bracing lines, repeating the idea of the displaced joint.