HEKKTA’s Property Portal – South America
In this week’s property portal, we’re taking a closer look at South America and what activity is going on as well as a round up of all the news in property and architecture.
A red pigmented concrete museum building has replaced another museum that was destroyed by an earthquake in Peru. The Museo de Sitio Julio C Tello in Peru, South America, is an archaeology museum, which was designed by Barclay & Crousse as it is located very close to the Great Paracas Necropolis; the oldest archaeological site in the region where, in the 1920s, explorer Julio C Tello discovered burial sites over 2,000 years old. These sites provided the exhibits for the museum.
Architecture firm NMD Nomadas have created a concrete and glass house in Venezuela, which features a skinny pool and a courtyard to escape the tropical climate of South America.
Argentinian architecture studio Morini Arquitectos was responsible for overseeing the latest phase of a plan for a tower in the campus of Universidad Siglo 21, Cordoba. The building was designed and built to make an innovative architectural statement.
Universidad Siglo 21 Tower – Morini Arquitectos – Cordoba – Argentina, South America
A huge 15,608 square feet, three storey Massimo Dutti store on the Presidente Masaryk Avenue in Mexico City has been covered in a large dark metallic, fibreglass screen by local firm Sordo Madaleno Architects (SMA). They were tasked with this to improve it’s urban qualities from the steel and concrete building it once was.
Leeza Soho – Zaha Hadid – Beijing, China
Continuing house shortages and steady demand see house prices rise by amounts of up to 7.2%, defying seasonal trends.
Plans for a new aquatics centre in Linköping, Sweden have been revealed by Danish firm 3XN, beating Zaha Hadid in the competition. Named Vågen (The Wave), it will feature undulating, wooden roof covered with glass and will be ‘waste-free’. The founder Kim Herforth Nielsen said, “The waveform in the facade as well as the large panoramic windows blur the boundary between pools inside and lake outside.”
A new grandstand has been designed for a stadium in Estonia and it is really quite grand! Located in Pärnu, this wooden, angular roof was designed by Tallinn studio KAMP Arhitektid and they have created a visually stunning stadium.