Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Gil M. (2017)

The reconstruction of Valparaíso’s urban value after the 1906 earthquake

Revista : ARQ
Volumen : 97
Páginas : 78-89
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


The idea that disasters become an opportunity is almost a cliché; what we never know is who or what will benefit from it. Based on the debates following the 1906 earthquake in Valparaíso, this text argues that when a city is ruined and decisions to rebuild must be taken, the difference between what is valued and what is not is clearly shown. The opportunity, then, becomes a discussion on values.