Project: Puentes Access
Location: Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Size: 325 m2
Partners: Juan Ignacio Ramos & Ignacio Ramos
As part of Los Puentes development, the firm was commissioned to develop a series of interventions of various uses and scales that would contribute to the character and identity of the neighborhood, including the entrance bridge, the access building, the clubhouse, and the internal bridges. The neighborhood is mostly surrounded by water, offering excellent views of the main lake.
The challenge was to develop projects that would promote community life, while also addressing issues such as sustainability and the integration of the buildings with the landscape and surroundings.
The proposed architecture has an organic and simple language, with curves predominating and visual connections being reinforced. The intention was to present buildings that would not only offer the usual program, but would also generate unique usage experiences, promoting sustainability and low-impact architecture.
The access building was designed under the premise of becoming an extension of the landscape, proposing design that is unique for the identity of the neighborhood entrance.
Its green roofs blend in with the surrounding vegetation; while the curved walls reinforce the dynamic character of an entrance. They also create a sense of fluidity and harmony, suggesting through their sinuous shape a dialogue with the water.
The bridges in the neighborhood were designed to promote pedestrian traffic, sports, and cycling, as well as to serve as connectors for cars.
A large platform for pedestrians and bicycles is projected over the canals, creating an experience of connection with the water similar to the docks in Tigre.