Open House, la experiencia que recurre los tesoros public y privados de la arquitectura porteña

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Después de dos años con versions acotadas por la pandemia, he sábado 1° and el domingo 2 de octubre a new edition will be celebrated again Open Housethe architecture and urbanism festival ten years since its creation will open the doors of more than 160 spaces of great architectural and heritage value so that the public can be amazed at the beauty of monumental buildings and the interior of family homes that nuevos modos de habitar que hoy no pueden desentenderse del impacto ambiental y los problemas habitacionales de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

The initiative that arose in London three decades ago, which today is replicated in the principal cities of the world, cumple una decade en Buenos Aires y celebra con una edición que es la más grande de toda su historia, una manera de hacerle a honor al regreso en su original, massiveo y in personal, después de los dos ultimas versions restricted by the pandemic: the offer alcanza esta vez a 169 spaces that can be visited during two days in visits guided by 817 volunteers.

He Heinlein Palacehe Barrio Parque Los Andesat Güemes galleryat Auditoría General de la Naciónthe innovative design of the English architect Norman Foster donde funciona la sede del gobierno porteño, el edificio del La Prensa newspaperhe Banco Hipotecario (Ex Banco de Londres), at Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesahe Casal Catalunyahe Hippodrome of Palermo and a wide diversity of private houses are part of the catalog available this year, which offers the possibility of accessing some architectural treasures on foot or by bicycle from the Open Bike program, which offers guided circuits with special themes that cover the architecture of diseño, pasando por la historia, la trama urbana y la literature.

Tras dos años con versions acotadas por la pandemia

“The two years of the pandemic were reflective in many aspects and in the case of Open House it was a little refuge where we continued to reencounter and thought that we would return with a format that allowed us to continue growing in quantity and quality. We always sought to generate one diverse offer for a public that is very heterogeneoussobre todo porque en la Ciudad la agenda urbana es muy rica”, highlights the architect Elisa Roccaone of the organizers, in dialogue with Télam.

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“These years of health restriction allowed us to try a new format like the virtual tours we proposed in the 2020 edition, although clearly the spirit of the proposal is able to generate a live experience inside these spaces: recorer, remain un rato, conversar con otros e ir contrujendo un conocimiento sobre la arquitectura -precise-. We come back with the idea of ​​incorporating the catalog of other types of spaces that have something to do with the idea of ​​urban pieces, like cement buildings or interventions in popular neighborhoods, not only buildings.”

The question about how we inhabit the spaces was always a persistent focus of inquiry in the social sciences, but since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, it acquired an inevitable domestic relevance due to the lack of separation of spaces between private life and labor during these years generó hábitos nuevos, empujó a desarrollar inéditas habilidades y sepultó para siempre algunas costumbres.

Las grandes ciudades recuperaron parte su paisaje vibrante de oficinas atestadas, pero la inquietida por replantear los modos de habitana una casa siguen valides, al servicio included de una mainra trama que requiere reformular usos y costumbres para enar la catástrofe ambiental que está entre las principales Urgentias from the agenda.

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In that line, Open House laterally picks up part of the current tensions that crossed the social scene and moved a catalog that places these concerns.

Lo ambiental, lo sustentable, es este año uno de los diez ejes témáticos que estamos trabajando. We believe that the construction of buildings is the major impact that human beings make on the environment and then having awareness about what we build is relevant – I told the architect Santiago Chibán, another of the organizers of the proposal – that the buildings are también parte del ahorro energetico, del agua y de todas las questiones que tienen que ver con collaborar para no aumentar esta environmental crisis, son temas que tenemos que conocer tanto los arquitectos como los ciudadanos, para que cuando exijan sus viviendas sean conscientes de esto” .

“There are many spaces of the ones we select this year that address this theme, for example the postgraduate building at the University of Morón and Casa Scout, at the new corporate headquarters of Banco Santander, as well as some others that address its design and construction the topic of sustainability. We will also do a tour of the recycling plant in the city of Buenos Aires to show how the process is,” he explains.

The proposal from the tenth edition

In this tenth edition, Open House Buenos Aires proposes expand the discussion on the rehabilitation of urban centers, the relationship with water and other natural resources, educational spaces, the dialogue between infrastructure and green spaces, as well as public transport, work spaces, urban terraces and to sustainability.

“In addition to repeating much of the buildings that we came to show in previous editions, this year we emphasized something that we called ‘Patrimonio futuro’, which we were working with at the Bienal de Arquitectura – which coincides in date with Open House – and which refers to the contemporary buildings, a los ejemplos architectonics que se están contrunendo hoy y que consideramos que van a el patrimonio del futuro”, says Chibán, member of CoHabitarUrbano, a non-profit civil association created with the purpose of fomenting the creative link between la ciudad y su gente.

“Mainly, mucho de los ejemplos que estamos sumando este ano también tienen que con espacios privados, de vivienda. Last year we had a transition edition from the pandemic that had more public and open spaces, still cuidándonos por la situación sanitaria, y It is the year we decide to return to reinforce particular houses that are not normally open to the public and that are the ones that visitors most require in this type of event.”

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Si bien en la actualidad parecieron quedar atrás algunos de los planteos más radicales que se ficioren en la pandemia y que llevaron manyos abandaron la vida en zonas urbanas concentradas para displarserse de zonas más depopladas, manyas oficinas no recuperon sus territorialidades y en algunos casos ese retorno al espacio se produjo de manera partial y por lo tanto el disponer de un espacio relatively acondicionado en los hogares siguen siendo importantes.

How does this scene impact the designs that currently come out of the creative factories of the architectural studios? Are you building a future contemplating other hypothetical pandemic scenarios?

“No sé si se construir para nuevos escenarios de pandemia incorporating the experience of what happened in the pandemic sino que reflectionar sobre estas ideas aimta tener una mejor calidad vida porque estos temas already exist y solo les puos más el ojo durante ese periodo . Si estos conceptos de empiezan a contemplar cada vez más a la hora de disejar, segurante vamos a estar atendiendo questiones que ya existían”, reflected Rocca.

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“Perhaps in the pandemic what was experienced was a great change in respect of many people who had separated their everyday, familiar and reproductive life from the labor life, which they realized in another space, bien diferente. Por otro lado esta questión de los espacios exteriores , sobre todo en las grandes ciudades donde las viviendas están concentradas en menos metros cuadrados y necesitamos ese respiro diferentes, también siempre anduvo dando vueltas en la arquitectura -matiza la arquitecta-. búsqueda de ese espacio exterior, que puede ser verde o no. Hoy está mas en agenda la covivencia entre el espacio productiveo y el reproductivo”.

Chibán coincides with his diagnosis: “We were detecting in the buildings that appeared in the last year, the importance of exterior spaces: the expansions -balcones, terraces, patios- as an additional space in particular homes is a theme that was always present en la arquitectura pero cobra mucha más fuerza después haber travesado la pandemia y haber recognized the importance of tener los espacios no solamente iluminados y bien ventilados sino también de tener la possibility of tener actividades al aire libre”.

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This year almost all of the buildings can be visited without prior registration. Visitors will be able to search on the web -http://www.openhousebsas.org- information about each building (address, day and time in which they will be open to the public and a description); aunque la majoios de los espacios no requirán inscripción, varios tienen cupos limitados. In all cases it will be essential to present the DNI.

For walkers, the recommended activity is Camina Buenos Aires, an experience that proposes innovative itineraries, outside of the conventional circuits that invite participants to learn a different way about the architecture, culture and history of Buenos Aires, to distinguish, according to adelantan los organizadores, “esos pequeños detalles que de otra forma, muchas veces, no percivimos”.

The registration for the few buildings that required registration was realized on September 20 and sold out in escasos minutes.

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