Tours on July 2

June 29, 2016 - July 1, 2016  |  Santiago de Chile
Host School
: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Escuela de Arquitectura

Conference Chairs:
  Alfredo Andia, Florida International University, USA
  Umberto Bonomo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  Macarena Cortes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  Dana Cupkova, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Vera Parlac, University of Calgary, Canada

Below are 5 tours being offered during the CROSS AMERICAS Conference on July 2, 2016 in Santiago de Chile.
All tours require a minimum of 10 attendees to proceed or will be canceled.


Modern Housing Tour - Registration Closed 

Start time: 9:00am - End time (around): 5:00pm
Cost: $50
Transport: Bus

Meet at Sheraton Hotel
   Unidad Vecinal Portales

The Unidad Vecinal Portales is an apartment complex that is emblematic of modern Chilean architecture. Unlike most previous projects in Santiago, the architects tried to retain as much of the original greenery as possible as a public park.
   Villa Olimpica

This neighborhood is comprised of social housing built in Santiago upon the the completion of the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
   Villa Frei

  Visit a housing complex known for its public and space and green areas that hide its high density.
   Unidad Vecinal Providencia

Unidad Vecinal Providencia is a neighborhood designed with a focus on the relationship of the inhabitants with the city and how individuals interact with their environment.
Lunch (separate cost) at Vista Santiago

Walk through Cerro San Cristobal

The best views of Santiago are found in this sweeping park, the largest in the city. The summit boasts a 14m-high statue of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción.



Santiago Centro Tour - Registration Closed

Start time: 9:00am - End time (around): 5:00pm
Cost: $50
Transport: Metro & Walking

 Meet at Metro la Moneda
Centro Cultural la Moneda

Centro Cultural la Moneda is a cultural facility intended to provide access for all citizens to the cultural and audiovisual activities of Chile.
Museo Precolombino

This art museum is dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Latin America.

Cripta Catedral de Santiago

The Catedral de Santiago is the seat of the Archdiocese of Santiago and the Catholic Church in Chile. This is also where the archbishops of Santiago are usually buried.

  Lunch (separate cost) at Castilla Forestal Restaurant

Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral

Originally built to serve as the headquarters for the third UNCTAD conference, this building was    damaged in a fire and later remodeled to serve as a cultural center.



Urban Campuses Tour ---------------------------------------- CANCELED

Start time: 9:00am - End time (around): 4:00pm
Cost: $50
Transport: Metro & Walking

 Meet at Metro San Joaquin
  Campus San Joaquin

Tour the San Joaquin Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and its notable architectural landmarks, such as the Torres Siamesas.
  Casa Central PUC

Visit the central building of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile's downtown campus.
  Barrio Republica

Walk through Barrio Republica, a neighborhood known for its concentration of higher education institutions.
Lunch (separate cost) at Confiteria Torres



Contemporary Architecture and Parks - Registration Closed

Start time: 9:00am - End time (around): 5:00pm
Cost: $50
Transport: Bus

 Meet at Hotel Sheraton

  Monasterio Benedictino de la Santísima Trinidad de Las Condes

This monastery, known for its bookbinding, is noteworthy as an exploration of the way simple white spaces interact with light.
  Edificio Transoceanica

Designed as the headquarters of the Transoceanic companies, the building is known for its energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly design.
  Parque Bicentenario

The expansive park has the Civic Center Vitacura at its center, as well as a restaurant, two lakes, wide lawns, and program spaces for leisure activities.

Lunch (separate cost) at Mestizo

Comisión Economica Para América Latina

The Comisión Economica Para América Latina, a United Nations regional commission to encourage economic cooperation, has its headquarters in Santiago.



Gardens and Cultural Centers Tour - Registration Closed

Start time: 9:00am - End time (around): 5:30pm
Cost: $50
Transport: Bus

  Meet at Sheraton Hotel
  Parque Quinta Normal

Parque Quinta Normal is an urban park that is home to several museums, including the Chilean National Museum of Natural History.
  Centro Cultural Matucana 100

The Centro Cultural Matucana 100 is a cultural center that hosts and plans events and educational programs related to the contemporary arts including dance, theater, music, photography, the visual arts and cinema.


NAVE is a cultural center and residence whose mission is to support dance, performance, music, and theater.
Lunch (separate cost) at Peluqueria Francesca

Recoleta Dominica

The former convent of the Recoleta Dominica is now known as the Heritage Center of Recoleta Dominica and houses several museums, including the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Dominican Historical Museum.

Parque de la Infancia

Parque Bicentenario de la Infancia is designed specifically for children. It boasts slides, a spray park, and even the perimeter fence of the park doubles as a climbing maze.