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APP1286 - SETTLEMENT AND RESEARCH CENTER OF PRODUCTION OF LITHIUM

APP - 1286
Universidad de Chile / cl Chile
1 members
Nelson  Guzmán Zárate

Project type:
Residencial Colectiva

SETTLEMENT AND RESEARCH CENTER OF PRODUCTION OF LITHIUM

“The main energy sources of our Industrial Civilization are called Fossil Fuels. We use wood as fuel oil, natural gas and coal, all of them become airborne waste gases, mainly CO2. Consequently, our big cities are contaminated with harmful molecules. We do not understand the effects that long term these activities.” (C. Sagan, 1980)

The project stems from the interest in the lithium exploitation as a counter globally from burning fossil fuels; considering that lithium along with the process of exploitation is a raw material that can store a lot of times energy, which is currently used in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries, in cell phones, computers , vehicles , aeronautics , astronautics. The most important place for the lithium exploitation is “Salar de Atacama” (Salt Flat) located in the Antofagasta Region, Republic of Chile. This is the world's largest place for lithium exploitation, representing about 44 % in global production. .

The main problems and opportunities around the Lithium are:
1. The current political contingency around lithium extraction and new foundations for a new public policy to support possible future mineral exploration and mining.
2. The demand for research in the “Salar de Atacama” (Salt Flat) required by “Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile”.
3. The possibility of a Research Center associated with the extraction and exploration of lithium mentioned by CIL (Lithium Research Center)
4. The opportunity to create an area of good quality accommodation and much closer to the plant 's operating lithium; for workers in the biggest charge of the exploitation of lithium in the world called “SQM Company”.

For all the reason exposed, we consider to create our project in the closest area to the company’s production, this area is taking into account buffer zone of 200 meters, the project specifically consider an "Arrangement and Center production of lithium Research", so this project proposes to create a place with “Deliver living conditions in the desert through an oasis protected by a self-sustainable architecture.”

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