On Saturday 12 April, the city of Valparaíso suffered its worst fire ever. Almost 3.000 homes were completely destroyed, leaving
more than 14.000 victims. During the development of Casa FENIX project, Team FENIX has been working on catastrophe issues, in order to develop our urban design proposal, the team has taken the case study of a past fire in Cerro La Cruz (2008), one of the 9 hills that burned, again, in this recent fire. The whole team has a fair knowledge of this devastating situation, therefore it seemed so
natural and obvious to volunteer in clearing the burnt sites, and help on any required task as the very first stage after the catastrophe.