El mercado central de Santiago: Antes de su embarque a Chile

Guedes, P. D. (2006) El mercado central de Santiago: Antes de su embarque a Chile. ARQ (Santiago), 1 64: 10-16. doi:10.4067/S0717-69962006000300002

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Author Guedes, P. D.
Title El mercado central de Santiago: Antes de su embarque a Chile
Journal name ARQ (Santiago)
ISSN 0716-0852
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4067/S0717-69962006000300002
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 64
Start page 10
End page 16
Total pages 7
Editor T. Montserrat Palmer
Place of publication Santiage, Chile
Publisher Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile
Collection year 2006
Language spa
Subject C1
310102 Heritage and Conservation
680403 Civil
Formatted abstract
The Mercado Central in Santiago in Chile is a remarkable example of Nineteenth Century prefabrication and long distance contracting. The structure, almost entirely of cast iron is unusual for the 1860s, when wrought iron was in the ascendency. It was masterfully detailed by its designer, Charles Driver, one of the few nineteenth century architects comfortable working with iron.

The structure was cast in Scotland and erected temporarily at the foundry. There the pieces were numbered before all the components were sent on their long journey round Cape Horn to Chile,where it was erected within a space surrounded by masonry buildings.

This paper follows the history of this exceptional building from British records, before it arrived at its destination. The story complements what is known of the building from research in Santiago and focuses on the complexities of making such structures for distant markets in the early stages of globalization.

Keyword Modern architecture
19th Century Architecture
iron architecture
Chilean Architecture
International contracting
Charles Driver
Scottish foundries
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Translated title: "Santiago Market: Before it sailed to Chile"

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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