Rafael Viñoly Architects

Rafael Viñoly Architects

New York, NY


Edificio Plaza Alemania

Prominently sited along waterfront of Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital City, Edificio Plaza Alemania is designed and built to the highest international standards for a commercial workplace, reinforcing the country’s emergent international profile.  The building design integrates a prominent public plaza that expands the public realm, creating a building precinct.

Sited on the Rambla, Montevideo’s distinctive shoreline promenade and greenway, the Class A office building features floor-to-floor heights of 3.5 meters, abundant daylighting of interior working areas, as well as lasting, sustainable and durable finishes.

Edificio Plaza Alemania meets the new and evolving demands for a modern workplace environment by providing a rich array of amenities – from a generous lobby and co-working space, to a café, bar and sky lounge.  Workers can take advantage of showers, lockers, bicycle storage, as well as valet parking. 

The facade’s fritted glass fins passively shade the floor-to-floor, low-energy, triple-laminated unitized glazing panels to dramatically reduce energy consumption. The building’s compact core, post-tensioned floor slab construction and efficient structural load distribution enable generous, extremely flexible floor plate dimensions, at least 2.8 meters clear from finished floor to finished ceiling, and full-height windows that bring in natural light and beauty.  The building is slated to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Edificio Plaza Alemania’s total area of 13,390 square meters occupies the western portion of a new municipal public plaza that is also designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. The Plaza Alemania not only provides a manicured green space that frames the experience of the building and its occupants, but also ensures that no other building will ever block its views along the Rambla, towards the city, or out to the water.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Montevideo, UY