Glacial water bottling plant, designed by Panorama Arquitectos

Glacial water bottling plant, designed by Panorama Arquitectos

Glacial water bottling plant, designed by Panorama Arquitectos

Glacial water bottling plant, designed by Panorama Arquitectos

In a remote region of Chile, Panorama Arquitectos has completed a bottling plant for glacial water. The project is three hours away from the nearest city, Coyhaique,¬†which makes me wonder where the folks that work here live, or how the project was built hours away from things like… electricity and construction workers. The building needed to be quite robust including protection from the site’s yearly floods. Panorama’s solution involved using black glass as an exterior finish, and raising the ground around the base of the building like a small levee. What’s strange to me is that the black glass doesn’t make the building look too severe, but actually looks well-suited for the bottling plant surrounded by a dense and verdant landscape.

Alex Dent

July 18, 2012 / By

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