The Tango Academy is a 2,500 m2 cultural center in the heart of the historic barrio of San Telmo, Buenos Aires. The building is integrated into and in friction with the volumetry of the urban block. The sidewalk extends into the site in the form of a public plaza that is continuous with all of the building's public program on the ground floor, including the dance hall (milonga), café, ticket office, and bookstore. The studios of the tango academy are stacked above the milonga within a cubic volume that is constructed of reinforced concrete (in keeping with the economy and durability of local construction methods) and enclosed within ventilated double wall of sandblasted glass.
Status: School Project
Location: Buenos Aires, AR