Posted on: March 23rd, 2022
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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
Download full brief here: https://www.terravivacompetitions.com/silos-buenos-aires-competition-2022/Read More: Architecture Competitions | Student Competition | international | Buenos Aries