Colegio Mayor Argentino Nuestra Señora de Luján by Horacio R. Baliero and Carmen Córdova

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Architects
Horacio Raimundo Baliero, Carmen Córdova de Baliero.
Project team
Preliminary project.- Víctor Bossero, Juan Manuel Martín. Execution project.- Ernesto Milsztejn, Alfredo González. Construction management.- Horacio Raimundo Baliero, Carmen Córdova de Baliero, Javier Feduchi, Jesús García Vela (technical architect).
Client
Ministry of Culture and Education of the Argentine Republic, National Directorate of Educational Architecture.
Builder
Entrecanales y Tavora S.A.
Area
Plot.- 7,278 m². Occupied surface.- 2,276 m². Constructed area.- 5,293.25 m². Roof area.- 2,335 m².
Dates
Competition and preliminary project.- 1964. Execution project.- 1966. Construction.- 1960-1970. Rehabilitation.- 2012.
Renovation
Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros Rosillo, EM&A Arquitectos.
Special thanks
Mauro Pozo, Cultural Department. Mr. Rodolfo Carlos Barrese, Director of Colegio Mayor Argentino.
Location
Calle de Martín Fierro, 3, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
Photography
Courtesy of Colegio Mayor Argentino, Anna Clara Barros / METALOCUS.

Horacio Raimundo Baliero

Horacio Raimundo Baliero (Buenos Aires, Argentina), was one of the most prominent architects of the Argentine Modern Movement of the second half of the 20th century. Graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1953, he taught at the Faculty of Architecture of the UBA.

Founder of the study OAM -Modern Architecture Organization- and creator of the Editorial and magazine “Nueva Visión”, he has published in the most prestigious magazines in the world, and is the author of the book “Architecture, gaze from the margin”. In addition, he is the winner of multiple national and international competitions and the author of great architectural works.

A faithful representation of the Ibero-American avant-garde and modernity, he was awarded by the National Arts Fund (1996), and a Konex Platinum Award (2002) with a Diploma of Merit. Since 2005 the exhibition hall of the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA), bears his name. He passed away on February 26, 2004, at the age of 76.

Carmen Córdova de Baliero

Carmen Córdova de Baliero, born in Buenos Aires in 1929, was an Argentine architect, who was part of the OAM Group (Modern Architecture Organization).

Her membership in OAM transformed her way of understanding architecture, especially Le Corbusier's texts, and Max Bill's aesthetic and architectural reference. This moment coincided with her work as a draftsman, together with Solsona and Katzenstein, of the Plan for the South District of the city of Buenos Aires directed by Antonio Bonet.

In 1986 she was elected Academic Secretary in the dean of Juan Manuel Borthagaray at FADU-UBA for two terms, and then she would be elected dean. Together they created the careers of Graphic Design and Industrial Design, based on electives subjects that were offered in the architecture career.

She was the first female dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires in 1994. In 2001 Carmen Córdova wrote a book Memories of modernity, as a rebellious response to a global and unjust world that did not satisfy her and with which she disagreed. In 2004 she received the Artistic Career Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. She passed away in Buenos Aires on February 2, 2011.
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