A team including PRODUCTORA is selected to renovate a brutalist office building into Chile’s national rail headquarters

Mexico City–based PRODUCTORA and Santiago, Chile–based UMWELT and LANDMRX have been announced as the winners of a competition to design the new headquarters for state rail corporation Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado Trenes de Chile (EFE). A former postal sorting office designed in a brutalist style in the 1970s by Chilean architect Boris Guiñeman Waissbluth, will be renovated into a publicly-accessible headquarters as part of a larger redevelopment of Santiago’s Estación neighborhood.

The site, as indicated by the neighborhood’s name, is flanked by the railyard that leads to the city’s Central Station, which connects to the national rail system and the city’s metro. EFE

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