Administration building of the Banco de Londres y América del Sur
The administrative building of the Banco de Londres y América del Sur is a building in the San Nicolás district of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires , which was designed in 1959 by the Argentine architects Clorindo Testa and SEPRA.
In 1959, the Banco de Londres y América del Sur announced a competition for the development of a property in the financial center of Buenos Aires. A team that included Clorindo Testa, Sánchez Elía, Peralta Ramos and others won the competition with his design. The office building, which was completed in 1966, is one of the most famous examples of international architecture in Buenos Aires and is the most typical example of the brutalist architectural style in Argentina.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, the building served the Lloyds Bank , into which the Banco de Londres y América del Sur had merged. In 1997 it was sold to the newly privatized Banco Hipotecario, a mortgage bank.
- Views of the building - accessed on April 20, 2010 ( Memento of November 6, 2012 in the Internet Archive )