“Turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer; Thing fall apart; The center cannot hold… and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” –William Butler Yeats
ELEMENTAL is a “Do Tank” headed by Alejandro Aravena focusing on projects of public interest and social impact, including housing, public space, infrastructure, and transportation.
ELEMENTAL has built work in Chile, The United States, Mexico, China and Switzerland. After the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile, ELEMENTAL was called to work on the reconstruction of the city of Constitucion, Chile. Aravena’s partners in ELEMENTAL are Gonzalo Arteaga, Juan Cerda, Victor Oddó and Diego Torres.