ATCO Structures & Logistics has won an Award of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute (MBI). The award is for Restaurante Rucaray, a restaurant/residence built and donated by ATCO following the February 2010 earthquake in Chile.

“The earthquake that struck Chile just over a year ago destroyed many businesses. Restaurante Rucaray served as a central meeting place for the residents of Cauquenes. ATCO wanted to support the community by rebuilding this local social hub while the town was being reconstructed,” said Louie Guglielmo, ATCO’s Deputy Manager in Chile.

The modern building, designed by architect Mathias Klotz, is 1,930ft². It is comprised of a first floor restaurant that seats up to 50 people, a kitchen and serving area. The second floor residence includes two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, living area and terrace. The third story terrace is used as an overflow for the restaurant as well as an outdoor living area. Contributions by Santander Banefe and the Ministerio de Vivenda also helped to get Restaurante Rucary operational.

The MBI’s Awards of Distinction are judged on three criteria: architectural excellence, technical innovation, energy efficiency and cost. ATCO won the award in the category of Permanent Modular: Retail or Hospitality.

ATCO was also recognised with honorable mentions for the following:

  • Permanent Modular Healthcare – a health care clinic in Santiago, Chile
  • Temporary Modular under 5,000 sq. ft – a well site accommodation near Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Marketing Piece – a sales brochure for ATCO’s blast resistant modular buildings