Tourist infrastructure inspired by the domes of Chinchihuaipi: recreating the first resort of the mankind

  • Lucio Cañete Arratia Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Palabras clave: dome, singularity, leisure, Pleistocene, ergonomic


The Chilean economy has traditionally rested on the exploitation of natural resources where mining has been the main activity. However, other countries are developing their tourism which impacts several productive activities. Certainly, tourism in Chile can and should achieve greater consolidation and the heritage architecture can make its contribution through a unique offer, unique in the world. Indeed, recent studies have confirmed that on the banks of the Chinchihuapi estuary, there existed more than 13 thousand years ago a human settlement that at the time had a set of facilities for a Good passing, imagining that it would even be a resort, the first in the history of mankind. The structures that facilitated this settlement consisted of domes of wood and leather, which assembled harmonically generated the comfort for the first guests of the territory that today we call Chile. In such a context, it is attractive to re-create those domes and to make ergonomic adjustments in them by means of the technology available today, superior to that of the Late Pleistocene, for these new constructions to be exploited by tourists. In this sense, the present work shows some simulations both computational and physical model that illustrate the performance that such domes would have, indicating that they have a satisfactory response to the meteorological agents, and should improve the health issue and others indoor variables. So, it is expected that in the near future the hotel offer to visitors stays in the domes that thousands of years ago occupied individuals of our species long before Chile was Chile.


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