Located in San Vicente, in the province of Buenos Aires, the Juan and Eva Perón Mausoleum is part of a heritage recovery plan which includes the refurbishment of the ‘Quinta 17 de Octubre’ – the summer house of the presidential couple –, turning it into a landscape and architectural site. The plan proposes the refurbishment of the installations, the old buildings and the addition of new pieces like the Historical Museum and the Parque de Homenaje (tribute park). The first plans to build the mausoleum date back to 2003, when the Pro Monuments Commissions made a call for ideas, from which this proposal emerged.
The pantheon is placed at the end of a sequence of spaces which is accessed after crossing a grove of ash and eucalyptus trees, which precede a central square conceived as a large public space. This square leads to all the different areas: the memorial, with a platform with commemorative plaques; a path that symbolizes the life line; the so-called Plaza del Encuentro (gathering square), built with concrete dyed in the colors of the earth; and finally, the pantheon itself, with a translucent marble tympanum facing the park...[+]
Javier Fernández Castro, Josu González Ruiz, Gabriel Lanosa, Saturnino Armendares, Pablo Ferreiro; Alberto Fernández Prieto (proyecto project)
Lilian Timisky, Ciro Spiteri, Lucas Bianchi, Matías Tozzini, Omar Suárez, Elías García, Sol Rodríguez, Roberto Dufrechou, Josefina Fernández Frelier, Daniel Isola
Daniel Isola (estructura structural engineer), GF Ingenieros Consultores (instalaciones eléctricas electrical engineer), Jorge Labonia (instalaciones sanitarias mechanical engineer), Alphil System (aire acondicionado air conditioning), Tecnoilar, Artemide (iluminación lighting), Carlos Muniagurria (grabados engraving), Fundición Buchhass (bronce bronze), Lilian Lucia Luciano (mural wall)
Leonardo Finotti, Gustavo Sosa Pinilla