New office building in downtown Buenos Aires with a modern glazed facade that gives it prominence over neighbouring structures.

Eckersley O’Callaghan engineered the facade for Carlos Pellegrini 719, a 13-floor office building located on a central boulevard in Buenos Aires.

The facade features floor-to-floor glass, contrasting with its concrete neighbours in its transparency and openness. The glass is fritted to give a reflective daytime appearance, while the interior glows at night.

The flanking details at the building interfaces and glazed parapets require the glass to cantilever beyond its supporting frame to maintain a simple, ordered appearance.

The facade system is developed as a unitised curtain wall, meeting all of the local requirements for performance, fire separation, safety and structural robustness.

Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Client
Private

Architect
Grimaldo Nacht Arqs

Photography
Javier Agustin Rojas