Project name: Nido 2050 Campus Vision
Project narrative: The Nido School plan represents a bold vision for its campus, where new pedagogies, architecture, landscape and ecology come together to create a new paradigm for 21st century learning in Chile, Latin America and beyond. The vision for the future of the campus seeks to re-engage Nido with its surrounding natural setting, create a strong heart that serves all divisions and guide the physical growth of the campus by promoting a highly sustainable, compact, universally accessible hub of knowledge.
Project location: Santiago, Chile
Firm name: Sasaki (Design Architect); Dupla Arquitectos (Architect of Record)
Project type: Campus vision plan
Project information: New construction, Renovation/restoration
Certifications: LEED Gold (pending)
Client: Nido de Aguilas School
Jury comments: The Nido 2050 campus vision was one of the strongest submissions for campus planning and an example of how to make a difference with education. The plan stems from the idea of adapting the site to better respond to its sensitive ecological setting, restoring important elements, like the ravine, and connecting the landscape to buildings. The creation of the Nest, the new heart of the campus, wonderfully organizes and centralizes the large campus while offering an ecological experience for the young students who will be educated here.