The Scarcity and Creativity in Latitude 34s Studio designed and constructed a new community centre for the town of Pumanque in Chile, which was devastated by the 27 February 2010 earthquake that damaged most of the town’s buildings. Working with Chile a Soñar, a community development group who had been working in the town since the earthquake and the Municipality of Pumanque, SCS built a facility to be used for community development, craft training workshops, and social events. The project is wrapped in a timber screenwall which mitigates the strong sun and allows for cross ventilation. There are two main rooms for diverse activities separated by an outdoor entrance lobby and a roof terrace shaded by an auxiliary membrane canopy. To encourage the use of the terrace by children it has been provided with two outdoor stair entrances and one slide to descend to the groud floor.
The website of this project can be seen in: http://scl34.aho.no/ The video of the construction of the project can be viewed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTuiV-vmBp4