2018

MCHAP.emerge

Catalinas Plaza

Adamo-Faden

Buenos Aires, Argentina

December 2016

PRIMARY AUTHOR

Marcelo Faiden Sebastián Adamo

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

AUTHOR

Consultatio S.A.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Javier Agustín Rojas

OBJECTIVE

The project assumes these contingencies as a starting point and proposes a system of spatial organization that sees each accident of the ground level as a stimulus capable of influencing its final crystallization. As a result, the pedestrian area and the vegetation surface required by LEED norms melt into a formal system which, projected vertically, characterizes each of the boundaries of the Plaza.

CONTEXT

This public space is located in one of Catalinas Norte’s edges, an urban enclave of more than fifteen acres between the financial district and Buenos Aires touristic harbor. The irregular geometry of the plot contrasts with the orthogonal footprint of the tower, shaping a surrounding area of undefined identity, drilled by the infraestructural terminals that lays underground.

PERFORMANCE

On a context characterized by office buildings, where the efficiency of the floor plan and the construction of a recognizable shape are the architecture main arguments, Catalinas Plaza brings back our gaze to the ground, to the public floor, making us remind the urgency of designing project techniques capable of conciliate between overlapped interests.