Derco Distribution Centre, Santiago Building, Architect, Photo, Location, Design, Image
Derco Chile Distribution Centre
Contemporary Building – design by Guillermo Hevia H, Chile, South America
page updated 21 Aug 2016
Derco Distribution Centre Chile
DISTRIBUTION CENTRE “ DERCO S.A.”
Date built: 2006
Design: Guillermo Hevia H Architects
A simple line architecture giving answers for two autonomous processes: car predelivery and preparation and car spare parts distribution, incorporating latest technologies and bioclimate to the buildings.
The terrain (16 há) is a big esplanade for car parking, consisting of a big park as the central axis , with green and service areas forming differentiated entrances leading to the personnel service building and preceded by a water surface with a totem bearing the company logo. It is a simple architecture of closed big volumes, stainless steel color cut by horizontal window stripes looking like mobile lighting lines ,where red corporate color is determinant in the whole entirety both, day and night. Entrances have also sun and rain protection marquees.
Contrast is given by the main two storage building , a stone body closed at the base and transparent glassy at the second level. It is supported by a great plain roof with specific dimensions to control sun radiation , with an atrium in the east side, space with a porch made of double height columns and louvers in the upper part, which is the social recreation area and entrance to the dining room through two staircases solutions raising in the space. In the west side, a corridor with a protection corbelled cover made of steel and glass strains the circulation space and toilet entrance located in the first floor.
Bioclimate for inner spaces is naturally conditioned air to improve life quality during day’s work. The system is highly expressed in the architecture of the building by means of brilliant aluminum pipes of different heights emerging from the ground. Rational use of technical and energetic resources are focused on saving, life quality and environmental protection.
Buildings incorporate geothermic technologies in all areas. Bioclimate for all spaces conditioning, using earth as thermal interchanger during in winter and summer. By introducing naturally conditioned air and generating steady interchanges per hour, constant temperatures between 18° and 24° can be achieved.
Sun radiation control in facades, use of natural zenithal lighting without using daily artificial lighting result in energy saving. A responsible architecture giving solution to the severe energetic crisis of the country.
Derco Distribution Centre Building images / text from Guillermo Hevia H Architects Aug 2008
MATERIAL Concrete at sight, Steel, pre painted metallic linings, temperate glasses with red corporate color serigraphy
CLIENT: Derco Chile
ARCHITECT: GUILLERMO HEVIA H.
COLLABORATORS: Francisco Carrión G. Architect
Tomás Villalón A. Architect Carlos Reyes C. Architect
Marcela Suazo M. Development CAD
BIOCLIMATE: BIOTECH Chile Consultores, Jorge Ramírez
LOCATION: Av. Américo Vespucio / Lo Boza, Santiago – Chile
AREA SURFACE: 160.000 m2
BUILDING AREA: 20.000 m2
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