The World Conference on Timber Engineering will be held in the Extension Center of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, located in the main avenue of Santiago, Alameda (also called Libertador Bernado O’Higgins ) 390, between Portugal and Lira Street.
The extension center has a great location and excellent meeting rooms, which are designed to gather people with different objectives and interests, and allow to create cultural, academic and investigation networks.
How to get there
Bus from different location:
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Universidad Católica Station, Line 1 (Red Line), southern exit
Location and Tourist areas
The extension center is in a privileged area in the heart of Santiago, in front of historical neighborhoods, modern museums and the soul of the city.
Its located near some of the most iconic neighborhoods of Santiago, like Lastarria and Bellas Artes, which hold historical monuments, cultural heritage, an attractive gastronomic offer, as well as a continuous exhibition of artists and designers, with buildings that goes back to even one century, and streets that still exhibit their original cobblestone pavements. Here the culture activities are vital: there are museums, theatres, movie theatres, cultural centers, art galleries, etc.
Also, almost in front of the venue and between Alameda and Lastarria, is located Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center or GAM (acronyms in Spanish), a modern cultural center constructed in a historic building. Along with the artistic programs and open spaces, GAM works as a diverse and open meeting place, where people can arrange meetings, workshops, talks and special projects that allow the participation of vulnerable groups.
In this place, the Timber Week (Semana de la Madera) is developed every year, which is an opportunity for the local and Latin American community to gather around seminars, student presentations, architecture competitions, etc., all related to timber developments. In this occasion, seminars will occur the same week of the WCTE, so we encourage you to visit their expositions as well.
Just one block away to the west you can find Santa Lucia hill, where you can enjoy the peace, views and joy that gives such a green place in the middle of the city. Climbing the hill is free and open from Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 7pm, and a walk through it can last from 40 minutes to 2 hours. In this place you don´t need to rush, and there are several terraces and viewpoints to rest, talk, admire nature and enjoy.
The guideline of how to arrive to the conference it can be found here
The inauguration ceremony and plenary conferences will take place in the Room (to be confirmed)