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Every tourist who arrives in the city of Santa Fe visits, without exception, the Shopping that is located on Dike 1 of the port. Touring their businesses, cinemas and food courts. You can also access the Casino, bordero el Norte and Hotel Los Silos, which offers comfortable and flirty rooms and restaurants.
The walk along the waterfront that borders all this construction is a good option to enjoy a hike in the sun or also to take the Catamaran that runs through the islands and reaches Paraná.
On this coastal promenade, another unexpected landscape opens to the East. It seems to emerge from the waters of the river, showing new and imposing towers of homes, hotels, nautical clubs and other sports . There emerges a construction that refers to the time of full port activity. We refer to the resignified Dike 2 of the local port.
Upon entering this residential and commercial complex, we receive the building of the old Marconetti Mill, founded in Santa Clara de Saguier and then transferred to the port. It was the first flour mill in the region, which originated one of the most important industries and came to produce 6600 bags of flour daily in the first half of the 20th century. Their contribution to the development of the local economy was fundamental .
When the mill stopped working, its entire building structure was abandoned . This was until, in 2014, began the project to recondition the old mill to give shelter to the artistic activities of the Liceo Municipal de Santa Fe. This institution, unique of its kind in South America, covers professional and teaching artistic training in the schools of Music, Dance, Design and Visual Arts and Children's Aesthetic Expression (the Languages area operates in another recovered building, from which we are working in a new building. we will occupy in another note).
Almost 1800 students attend these schools. These add, to the quality of teaching and its teachers, the natural environment of a coastal landscape in which islands, river, vegetation and birds constitute an added value for those who turn their sensitivity to artistic expression.
For the recovery of the building, large-scale works were carried out, such as ground leveling, installation of basic services, restoration of an annexed premises for artists' dressing room, recovery of the muraría box, replacement of the roof, restoration of openings, exterior enclosures, original beams and angry were maintained, metal structures made of columns.
Interesting is the silos sector, in which the exterior walls were perched to generate ventilation and lighting openings, maintaining from the outside the texture and purity of the cylindrical volumes thereof. All its value included the maintenance of the original façade and style , as well as the conservation of the central guides.
The works were inaugurated in April 2018 and were worthy of the first place in the contest organized by ARQ Clarín and the Argentine Federation of Architects Entities (FADEA), with the aim of recognizing from Ushuaia to La Quiaca to the best national architecture of the last decade.
Without a doubt, it is a worthy building to offer tourists, to know him, enjoy its characteristics and its enclave in a port that is gaining, in the growing stage of construction in the city, increasingly acceptance for new ventures.
Publication Date: 02/09/2020
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