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Clorindo Testa

Clorindo Jose Manuel Testa
Faillace, Zuain y Testa (2) - extracted.jpg
Testa in 2012
Born(1923-12-10)December 10, 1923
Benevento, Italy
DiedApril 11, 2013(2013-04-11) (aged 89)
NationalityItalian-Argentine
OccupationArchitect
BuildingsBanco de Londres y América del Sur

Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina

La Perla Spa
1959 - Bank of London and South America (today the National Mortgage Bank)
1979 - National Development Bank
Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) by Clorindo Testa, located in the Amijai synagogue in Buenos Aires
2002 - Campus in Pilar.

Clorindo Manuel José Testa (December 10, 1923 – April 11, 2013) was an Italian-Argentine architect and artist.

Testa was born in Benevento,[1] Italy. He graduated from the School of Architecture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1948.

Testa was one of the leaders of the Argentine rationalist movement and one of the pioneers of the brutalist movement in Argentina. His style as an architect has always been influenced by his artistic nature, with projects dominated by the effects of colour, tension, metaphors and plasticity; these aspects are well illustrated in his designs for the Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina and the Banco de Londres building in Buenos Aires. He was member of the international jury which chose Carlos Ott as the architect for the Opera Bastille in Paris.

Testa died, aged 89, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Principal projects

1950–1959

  • Cámara Argentina de la Construcción
  • Centro Vacacional Municipalidad Córdoba
  • Templete y Nichos Cementerio Chacarita
  • Centro Cívico La Pampa, Casa De Gobierno y Terminal
  • Plan Regulador Buenos Aires
  • Edificio Flota Fluvial del Estado
  • Banco de Londres y Sudamérica

1960–1969

1970–1979

  • Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires ampliación
  • Escuela Oficiales De La Armada Argentina
  • Museo Nacional Bellas Artes Montevideo, ampliación
  • Ba.Na.De. (National Development Bank)
  • Hospital Naval
  • Casa Carabassa
  • Centro Comercial Pinamar
  • Centro Cívico La Pampa: Palacio Legislativo
  • Banco Holandés Unido y Embajada Holanda
  • Departamentos Esmeralda 1366
  • Country Club “Macabi”
  • Edificio Calle Rodriguez Peña
  • Conjunto Residencial Torres Castex
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Central Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.[2]
  • Sanatorio Omint
  • Casa Lacarra
  • Casa Castiñheira

1980–1989

1990–1999

  • Plaza Del Pilar- Bs. As. Design Center
  • Casa en Martínez
  • Locar para Interior Forma
  • Auditorio Templo S.G.I.A.R.
  • Caritas Guarderías y Escuelas Prototipo
  • Stand Feria Libro
  • Casa Verde
  • Galeria Arte Altera
  • Casa en barrio River Oaks- Maschwitz

2000–2009

  • Casa en Stud en La Plata
  • Departamento Di Tella
  • Universidad Di Tella
  • Hospital Quilmes
  • Campus Universidad del Salvador, Auditorio
  • Campus Universidad de La Punta (San Luis)
  • C. C. Fundación Konex
  • biblioteca Gobernación de La Pampa.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-04-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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