Development Bank of Latin America
Montevideo, Uruguay

Exploring the potentials of the urban conditions. This proposal aims to connect the different levels of the city, to generate induced public spaces, include a purposefully divided program and revive the exiting areas.

★ Second Prize National Competition


The project and implementation of the new headquarters building of the CAF in Montevideo is, without doubt, one of those pleasant junctures that should not be considered as a simple design challenge, where only the aesthetic prevails. It is, above all, a challenge on an urban scale.

The activities and events foreseen for this project have a fundamental capacity to intervene and transform the city. It encompasses political, commercial, cultural and leisure activities. It’s hybrid and multipurpose characteristics is understood as one of the most significant programmatic platforms of the contemporary metropolis.

We are confronting a landscape, in which understood from its broad sense, of complex history, at present of changing topography and a promising future. The academic debate about the plot, its alignments with the Old City and the New is substituted by a spatial discussion and how it can generate a valuable experience to the metropolitan citizen.


Partners:  Matías Carballal, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López.

Project coordinator: Pablo Courreges
Project Team : Guillermo Acosta, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Emiliano Etchegaray, Aldo Lanzi.
Collaborators: Martín Pronczuk, Santiago Saettone, Ken Sei Fong.
Structure: Magnonge & Pollio Ingenieros
Thermal and Electric: Cousillas & Asociados
Area: 16.700 m2