Román Fresnedo Siri
|Roman Fresnedo Siri|
|Born||Roman Fresnedo Siri
February 4, 1903
|Died||June 26, 1975
He died in 1976 in Montevideo.
Siri won acclaim for designing major civic buildings throughout South America, including offices and hospitals. He also had a passion for the ocean, and even used his talents to design racing yachts.
PAHO Headquarters Project
An international competition to choose the most original design had been won in 1961 by Siri. Just over two years after work began, the completed secretariat was ready to house hundreds of staff members in approximately 170,000 square feet (16,000 m2) of space, furnished with marble, paintings, sculptures, and other gifts from PAHO member nations. The council chamber alone could accommodate 400 delegates within its circular walls. The new PAHO headquarters was officially opened on September 27, 1965.
In his prolific and significant architectural production worth mentioning:
- Tribune Folle Ylla(1938) and Local Tribune(1945) in Hipodromo Nacional de Maroñas;
- Building of the Faculty of Architecture, Montevideo, opened in 1947 (in collaboration with his colleague Mario Muccinelli);
- Palace of Light, the headquarters of UTE in the neighborhood Arroyo Seco, Montevideo;
- Luis Batlle Berres monument, Montevideo, opened in 1967;
- American Hospital in the area of Parque Batlle, Montevideo;
- Hipodromo do Cristal, in Porto Alegre, Brazil;
- Headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C., United States, opened in 1965.
- PAHO (15 September 2015). "Fifty years after its opening, PAHO's iconic modernist headquarters building is honored". PAHO. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- Boronat, J. Yolanda; Risso, Marta R. (1984). Román Fresnedo Siri, un arquitecto uruguayo (in Spanish). Universidad de la República.
- Pan American Health Organization
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