Estudio Montevideo and Pablo Dellatorre redesigned a cluster of offices embedded into an old shed situated on the riverside in Córdoba, Argentina. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.
From the architects: Oficinas Costanera is a refunctionalization project. A cluster of offices “embedded” into an old shed and into a very interesting point in the city of Córdoba, the riverside (“La Costanera”).
After a long crossing for vehicles, we arrive at this superb shed that overlooks the river Río Suquía. A lost and forgotten jewel around the city. A 20-meters-long and 6-meters-high space. And, in addition, with patio/terrace. This terrace is enclosed by a brick wall that waves at La Costanera.
Our client has asked us to set up a work team on site.
For that purpose, we proposed two different tasks.
The first one was to revalue the existing walls, foundations, ceilings, and floorings.
The second one was regarding the exterior and interior design.
Inspired by those former factories with bricks, metals, and distributed glasses arranged towards the river, we addressed the aesthetics of the place. We chipped and cut the walls. We reinforced the columns with sheets of back iron, and we created a pergola to enjoy a meal in the outside with a view of the river.
In the inside, reviewing the thorough work program, we decided to build two “logging ” towers inside the large space.
One tower includes the reception area in the ground level, and kitchen and clothing in the upper level.
In the other block, there are offices in the ground level, and a meeting room in the upper level. The majority of the workstations are between the two towers in wooden tables. The final detail is a bridge unifying the two “towers” in the upper level, filling with life the air and land space.
Project Name: Oficinas Costanera
Architectural Office Name: Estudio Montevideo + Pablo Dellatorre – www.estudiomontevideo.com
Architects authors of the work: Ramiro Veiga, Gabriela Jagodnik, Marco Ferrari, Pablo Dellatorre.
Location: Córdoba, Argentina.
Built Area: 355 m2
Photographer/Website: Gonzalo Viramonte
Design Team: Mateo Unamuno, Ignacio Igarzabal.
Branding: Clara Quinteros.