When the shooting of ‘La Holandesa’ finished, Paul de Vroom joined Jet Christiaanse in order to explore the unrivaled architecture of Chile. Chile is a byword for overwhelming nature to all but some architecture addicts. Paul is one of them, Jet witnessed that he even managed to turn the visit to Torres del Paine, Chile’s ultimate nature park, into an architecture excursion. Paul’s trip to Chile started with a surprise. By coincidence there were two architects in the crew of ‘La Holandesa’. One of them arranged a meeting with Juan José Ugarte, director of the UC Innovation Center, innovation in Wood and Felipe Victorero, Head of integral engineering section in sustainable construction and their staff of researchers. The UC Center is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings of Chile, designed by Alejandro Aravena (Elemental). It forms part of the Pontificia Universidad Cátolica de Chile which is located in Santiago. While admiring this astonishing building Paul was directed to a meeting room where, to his surprise, our website was displayed full screen. By means of images of our work a lively dialogue ensued that was far more rewarding than the one-way formula of a lecture.

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