CBER Director Ulrike Passe Visit to Chile


Ulrike Passe, Professor of the School of Architecture at Iowa State University in the United States, visited the Los Avellanos de Polcura School.

She is in Chile visiting the Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Geografía (FAUG) of the Universidad de Concepción with Dr. Andrea Martínez, assistant professor, and María Isabel Rivera, associate professor at the mentioned university.

Her visit to Chile aims to share his research with professionals, including professors from the University of Concepción, on environmental quality, especially in schools with natural ventilation. This significant visit allows her to know the Chilean reality, in this case, from a representative school of the foothills of the Biobío region, such as the Los Avellanos School in Polcura.

In the company of director Ignacio Reyes, the pedagogical, technical team, and students, the professionals visited the facilities and shared with the school community.

The Polcura educational establishment is one of the 3 schools that serves as a case study for the research that began in 2019 by professor Martínez, which focuses on the constructive and environmental quality of classrooms in the Biobio Region.


In the framework of the visit to the Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Geografía (FAUG) of Ulrike Passe, associate professor of Iowa, Dipl. Ing. in Architecture at the Technical University Berlin, a visit was made to the Los Avellanos School in the town of Polcura, Tucapel county, Biobío, together with the academics Dr. María Isabel Rivera and Dr. Andrea Martínez.

The visit "was aimed at collaborating with international researchers on the subject of school facilities and, specifically, regarding the environmental quality of this school, which is one of the case studies of the PAI 77180057 research project that I direct", Andrea Martinez explained.

It should be noted that at the time, the academics were received by the Director of the establishment, Professor Ignacio Reyes, and his teaching and technical team. In addition, it is essential to emphasize the girls' and boys' interests and enthusiasm.

* Image credits: Mirka Paredes