The Konex Foundation awarded an architecture studio from La Plata

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The Konex Foundation awarded a diploma of merit in the field of Visual Arts 2022 to the Platense Architecture Studio “Bars, Bars, Bars, Schnack” that was formed in the year 2000 and completed works that were recognized internationally.

The studio is made up of Enrique, Federico, Nicolás Bares and Florencia Schnack. It is based in La Plata and San Juan de Puerto Rico and is dedicated to the development of architecture, urban design and landscaping projects.

His projects and buildings have won national and international awards and distinctions, including second prize in international public housing competitions in Singapore: Dutton Plain Housing Complex (2001) and Pungool Waterfront Complex (2009), the Annex Building of the College of Architects of Puerto Rico (2005), the Master Plan for the university campus of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey (2006), the Bicentennial Cultural Center (2007), the Taylor Customs Museum and Casa Rosada (2008 ), the new headquarters for Correo Argentino (2009), among others.

They also participated in the reconversion of the Salí River in Tucumán (2011), in the Santiago del Estero convention center; in the Automotive Museum in Termas de Río Hondo (2012), the Cultural Center of the End of the World in Tierra del Fuego (2013), the urban project and housing complex Procrear- Estación Sáez – CABA (2014), the complex of 1000 housing for Villa 20- Commune 8- CABA (2015) and the Neuquén Convention and Events Center (2016), among others.

All the partners are graduates of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism where Enrique Bares is an extraordinary professor, Nicolás Bares is a full professor and Florencia Schnack is an adjunct professor.

The Konex awards were instituted in 1980 and distinguish the most valuable personalities and institutions in all the branches that make up the cultural spectrum of Argentina.

It is the first time that an architect or studio from La Plata receives the award. They will compete for the “Platinum Konex” which is awarded in November.

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