suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
prechteck: Austrian architecture studio prechteck has proposed a concept plan that deals with the revitalization of Puerto Madero and development of the new contemporary art museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The design of the building draws influence from contextual associations like waves of the waterfront, or setting sail for the Fragata Sarmiento, where viewpoints of the main parameter are highlighted.
A new horizontal layer known as the ‘art carpet’ extends calatrava’s puente de la mujer and connects it to the surrounding areas of the shore and the parking lots in the west. As the landform slopes up, it envelopes information shops and delivery areas, extending the urban fabric into the lobby of the building. The motions of tango and rhythmic movements of the Argentinean culture are integrated as key components for creating a key parameter for the circulation system inside the museum.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
prechteck: Dance, tango, music, rhythm, interaction between two performers. . . .
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
prechteck: Not dance music.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
prechteck: Olympic athletes.