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Cordoba: Cultural Centre

To celebrate the bicentennial of Argentine independence, the city of Cordoba has decided to build a large cultural center. Glued to Sarmiento Park, the monumental structure is a collaboration of architects Ivan Castaneda, Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot, Alejandro Cohen, Cristian Nanzer and Inés Saal.

The cultural complex designed as a landscape consists of three sequences: a twisted turn of 102 meters high, a rooftop terrace and a central building that houses an auditorium, exhibition hall, library and archives. To design this organic form concrete, the architects were inspired by the ripple of a fluid. This practicable surface 63 67 meters, springs from the ground and becomes a public square linking the park to the city.

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To enter the natural light in the heart of the project, the designers have favored the use of an open structure consisting of columns and installed a courtyard acting mainly glazed skylights.

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Besides the desire to create a memorial, the cultural center of Cordoba aims to unite the inhabitants of the city either by its cultural or scenic place of gathering it offers.

Photograph: Gonzalo Viramonte

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  • Guest - Alvaro of Riestra Berrotarán

    Bravo guys! Very interesting site in Cordoba city where my mother was born.
    I hope to go visit the next time you go to Argentina. Probably in September or October. If I can, I call to see us.
    Well and continue to do many good projects like the Cultural Center.
    Your colleague expatriate in France and muchoa years ...