ODA to create a new icon for buenos aires with its fluid, landscaped workspace

ODA to create a new icon for buenos aires with its fluid, landscaped workspace

oda comes to argentina

 

ODA announces the unveiling of its first large-scale mixed-use project in buenos aires, dubbed ‘paseo gigena.’ the project marks the conversion of a decaying parking structure into a public park and ‘class A’ office building — the concrete shell will be replaced with cafés, restaurants, retail, an open-air promenade, offices and a sheltered parking lot.

 

located in between the racecourse and the popular ‘el rosedal de palermo’ park, paseo gigena will act as an iconic new civic space and important point of connectivity for the city, re-linking the area that today finds itself divided by this very land plot.

ODA buenos airesvisualizations by secchi smith

 

 

an organically eroded form

 

with its development in buenos aires, the architects at ODA and aisenson studio take advantage of the unique location along the active park. the adaptive reuse project completes the park loop by carrying the green path up the side of the building to the landscaped roof and ramping down the other side, connecting back to the park.

 

the rooftop takes shape as a continuation of the public park, complimented by a commercial brewery, as well as private terraces for office tenants, positioning the project as a key juxtaposition of the public and private sectors, unified via nature. the striking glass façade acts as a mirror to the sky and green surroundings, creating organic curves that erode away the edges of the existing parking structure.

ODA buenos aires

 

 

sustainable reuse in buenos aires

 

this sustainable design by ODA recycles 80% of the original structure to create a 160,000 square feet of building that bridges the two previously separated buenos aires neighborhoods. gigena will include more than 40,000 sf of public terrace and open green spaces carved with pedestrian paths and a 250-car park. the ultimate work and meeting place, the building offers 360-degree views with easy access to the main highway, making it an easy commute and desirable destination.

ODA to create a new icon for buenos aires with its fluid, landscaped workspace
the landscaped rooftop marks a fluid continuation of the surrounding park

ODA to create a new icon for buenos aires with its fluid, landscaped workspacethe project reuses 80% of an existing parking structure

 

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project info:

 

project title: paseo gigena
location: buenos aires, argentina
design architect: ODA
executive architect: aisenson studio
landscape architects: inscape landscape, ODA
developer: BSD investments
construction: coinsa

visualizations: secchi smith

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