Montevideo

Mecanoo Architects
2005




Francine Houben of Mecanoo architects designed the Montevideo residential tower. She received two awards for it: the International Highrise Award 2006 and the International Dedalo Minosse Prize 2006. This residential tower is a kind of city with shops, stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The use of color masonry patterns in a skyscraper reminds me of the style of Mexican architect Legorreta. See, Plaza Juarez in Mexico City, for example. The variations in fenestration also add to the interest of the building. No International style unvaried box here.

Views from the north; left photo with World Port Center

 

Views from the west--left and center; View from the south

 

Base viewed from the south




Works Cited or Consulted:
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.



Buildings on this site in Kop van Zuid

De Rotterdam (OMA, Koolhaas)
Erasmus Bridge (Van Berkel & Bos)
Headquarters Holland-Amerika Lijn (J. Muller et al)
Luxor Theater (Bolles+Wilson)
Maastoren (Dam and Partners)
Montevideo (Mecanoo Architects)
New Orleans (Siza)
Office Building KPN/ Belvédère (Piano)
Office Building Wilhelminahof (Dam et al)
Terminal Building Holland-Amerika Lijn (Brinkman, Van der Broek and Bakema)
Workshop Building Holland-Amerika Lijn/Las Palmas (Van der Broek and Bakema; Benthem Crouwel)
World Port Center (Foster)


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