skidmore, owings & merrill (SOM) has revealed a first look at ‘catalinas rio,’ a waterfront office building planned for buenos aires’ expanding business district. the project makes up a significant portion of the city’s new ‘catalinas norte II’ masterplan, a major undertaking to transform a series of disused rail yards which occupy the rio de la plata, linking the area with the city’s business district. designed to generate a public center of activity, the project integrates retail, green space, and two interlocking trapezoidal towers joined by skybridges and green terraces. with these elements, the project will curate a vibrant new identity for the district and the city skyline.
SOM in the Press