Cowork and studiotalca Café
studiotalca Arquitectura | Ingeniería
Studiotalca Arquitectura | Ingeniería
Cintac, Grupo Suarias, Hormipret, Mueble Alum
Raúl Alcaino, Luís Zamora, Edvin Capo
Coffee Shop, Renovation, Cowork Interiors
The studiotalca building embodies the revitalization of Chile's architectural heritage, particularly in Talca's historic center.
This project has transformed a 19th-century warehouse, once used for furniture manufacturing and left semi-abandoned after the 2010 earthquake, into a modern facility housing coworking spaces and a cafeteria.
Preserving the historical integrity of adobe walls and wooden trusses, while integrating modern reinforcements of concrete and steel, the building stands as a testament to sustainable architectural practices.
The structure's monochromatic and distinctive design features a vertical garden that mitigates the western heat exposure, reflecting a commitment to environmental consciousness and design excellence.
Internally, the building features a diverse range of spaces: parking and service bathrooms on the first level, a semi-open terrace with a cafeteria and flexible coworking spaces on the second, and fixed coworking spaces along with the "studiotalca, Architecture | Engineering" office on the third.
It is more than a building; it's a cultural hub aimed at fostering a community of entrepreneurs and creatives, facilitating interactions across disciplines such as architecture, design, art, and technology through its versatile design and public events.
studiotalca is not just a rehabilitation project; it's a catalyst for cultural and creative activity in Talca and the broader Maule Region, aiming to be a central point for innovation and collaboration.
Its architectural approach and commitment to preserving heritage while encouraging contemporary use make it a significant addition to the local urban fabric.