Silos Buenos Aries

Silos Buenos Aries


  • Type: Architecture Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 29/07/2022

About Competition

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TerraViva Competitions launches SILOS BUENOS AIRES, a new architecture competition that aims to rehabilitate the abandoned Silos from Puerto Madero in a creative and unconventional way. Prizes up to 6.000 € will be awarded to the winners selected by an international jury panel composed by, among others, Giancarlo Mazzanti (El Equipo Mazzanti), He Jianxiang (O-Office Architects), Ilse Cárdenas (Palma), Juan Lucas Young (Sauerbruch Hutton);

The old infrastructural facilities of Puerto Madero, witnesses of a time when Argentina was considered “The Granary of the World”, are now part of the contemporary city and are perfectly integrated into the new urban skyline of Buenos Aires. Only a few port structures of extraordinary heritage value have remained intact, and without a doubt the most fascinating still standing ones are the “Silos de la Junta Nacional de Granos”.

Out of use for more than 90 years, today this majestic ruin has remained somehow suspended in time and trapped in an urban context that has not yet been able to rehabilitate it as it deserves…

How could an obsolete structure be transformed into a mixed-use space open to the entire community? What kind of new functions could improve the neighbourhood and enhance the public space that surrounds the complex?

Silos Buenos Aires encourages participants to experiment with innovative and ingenious ideas, without fear of completely revolutionizing the current state of the building.

Prizes & Mentions

  • 1st Prize: 2.500€
  • 2nd Prize: 1.500€
  • 3rd Prize: 1.000€
  • 4 Golden Mentions: 250€ each
  • 10 Honourable Mentions
  • 30 Finalists
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Submission / Key Dates

  • Competition Opening March 21st
  • 59 € “Early” Registration from March 21st to May 13th
  • 89 € “Standard” Registration from May 14th to July 1st
  • 119 € “Late” Registration from July 2nd to July 29th
  • Submission Deadline July 29th
  • Results Announcement September 12th

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