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Alvear Tower – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: Alvear Tower
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Design Architect: Oscar Alberto Zurdo
Structural Engineers: Alberto Hugo Fainsterre
Main Contractor: CRIBA
Status: Under Construction
Completion: 2016 (Projected)
Height: 771 feet

AE Interests: tallest residential building in Latin America, second tallest building in South America (behind Gran Torre Santiago)

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Written by Kyle Brown

September 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Posted in Built

HIT3 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: HIT3
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Design Architect: Alejandro Gawianski
Architect of Record: Julio Calcopietro
Structural Engineers: Curutchet-Del Villar Ingenieros Civiles
MEP Engineer: Estudio Grinberg
Main Contractor: AG3 Developments SA
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: entirely glazed facade, sliding carpentries allow user to shape interior spaces for different uses, curved terraces, vertical sunshades to maximize natural light

Written by Kyle Brown

September 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Built

Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Puerto Madero district)
Design Architect: Rafael Vinoly
Structural Engineers: Rafael Vinoly Architects PC
Main Contractor: CRIBA
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: arced roof with twelve operable louvers controlling the amount of sunlight that enters the building, curved glass roof supported by steel ribs, two lower rooms set below the water

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Written by Kyle Brown

September 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Posted in Built

New City Hall – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: New City Hall
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: BBRCH-Minond
Structural Engineers: Curutchet-Del Villar Ingenieros Civiles
MEP Engineer: Estudio Grinberg
Main Contractor: CRIBA
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: LEED Silver, reinforced-concrete roof, continuous wave form, four-story high atrium, long-span structure, skylights, interior courtyards

Written by Kyle Brown

September 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Built