Recovering the heritage and building traditions of the village of Tacora, Chile


Construcción tradicional
Arquitectura local
Técnicas tradicionales Community
Traditional building
Local architecture
Traditional techniques

How to Cite

Bocci, M., & Yuste, B. (2020). Recovering the heritage and building traditions of the village of Tacora, Chile. Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, (1), 235 - 240.


Tacora is a village in the Chilean highlands with an extraordinary natural and cultural landscape. During the last years, its population has migrated massively to the city of Arica. In 2018, the community and the Fundación Altiplano organized a training program for the restoration of the façades of its buildings. The program employed and qualified community members in traditional building trades related to construction with earth, stone and wood. This training program opens up a horizon of new opportunities for sustainable development related to the extraordinary cultural heritage of Tacora.


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Pereira, Magdalena; and Yuste, Beatriz. 2019. El Último Mallku. Paisaje cultural de Tacora. Arica: Fundación Altiplano.

Yuste, Beatriz. 2020. Sustainable Conservation in the Andean rural communities. In Bocci, Martina; Mazelli, Redina; and Bocco, Andrea (ed.). 2020. Rehabilitation of traditional heritage and local development. Torino: Politecnico di Torino (In print).


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