Argentina reveals plans for Latin America’s tallest structure

The 1,165-foot-tall mixed-use tower will primarily serve the country's film and audiovisual industries.

September 15, 2014 |

According to Archdaily, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced the winning proposal for the Cinematography and Audiovisual Tower, slated to be built in Buenos Aires, the country’s capital.

The winning design belongs to MRA+A Álvarez | Bernabó | Sabatini, which beat the four other proposals submitted for competition. The tower is planned to be 1,165 feet tall, surpassing the 985-foot Costanera tower in Santiago, Chile, and the 1,083-foot tower under construction in Monterrey, Mexico, thus making it the tallest building in Latin America upon completion.

“The edifice’s structure represents the Republic of Argentina,” President Kirchner told Argentine newspaper La Nación. “The river port entry will be the Tierra del Fuego and the arena will be our Malvinas Islands [sic] placed precisely on the Rio de la Plata.”

La Nación reports that the developer, Riva S.A., together with the central government, is investing more than 2,5 billion pesos for this project on the Demarchi Island in Buenos Aires. The tower will primarily host production space for the film industry as well as TV studios, but the top 13 floors will host a hotel. Museums are also planned to inhabit part of the 2,325,000 square meter development.

For more information, visit Archdaily for English, or La Nación for Spanish.

 

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