Daniele Lauria signs yet another reportage for the “City Portraits” of the Giornale dell’Architettura.
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay is a lively city in fervent change thanks to the riches deriving from its status as a free port. All based on an urban plan designed in 1998: the Montevideo Plan marked a decisive turning point towards a participatory management of the development of urban area. Moreover, in 2008, inspired the approval of a national standard to promote territorial planning and sustainable development. This did not stop Montevideo from dealing the theme of verticalization (as evidenced by a recent work by Rafael Viñoly, thePlaza Alemania building) and from planning multifunctional interventions of great urban impact. Among them, the CAF Región Sur complex of over 15,000 square meters designed from LAPS Arquitectos in a hinge area between the coast and the historic center.
Photos by Javier Agustin Rojas