Casa FOA 2011

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Casa FOA is the most important yearly exhibition where decorators, architects, designers, and landscapers, selected for their talent and prestige, showcase the local and international trends in architecture, interior design, and landscaping. It will take place this year at Centro Metropolitano de Diseno (Metropolitan Design Center) with the name "Casa FOA CMD Design Market", from September 9th to October 10th, 2011, in the neighborhood of Barracas, one of the most ancient neighborhoods in Buenos Aires together with Monserrat and San Telmo.
The exhibit will feature more than 50 architectural spaces that will make up the 7700 square meters of a renovated old building.
Casa FOA was born in 1985 as an initiative of Mercedes Malbrán de Campos and a group of ladies with the purpose of raising funds for the Argentine Ophthalmology Foundation "Jorge Malbrán" (FOA). With a growing success, Casa FOA has become one the most important events in the country´s cultural agenda.
The strategic selection of the venues and the careful and profound restoration of the chosen buildings give every edition of Casa FOA an indisputable value for the community, making it possible to associate its name not only to Argentine design but also to the preservation of buildings of great historic and cultural value, like: Casa de la Moneda (1995), Hotel de Inmigrantes (2000), Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2001), Casa del Patio de la Reconquista (2003), Hotel Avenida de Mayo (1991), Puerto Madero Dock 5 (1993), Palacio Alcorta (1994), Tattersal de Palermo (1998) Apostadero Naval (2000), Terrazas de Buenos Aires (2002), Tribuna II Palermo (2004), Puerto de Frutos de Tigre (2008), among others.

A free transportation service will be available for visitors, departing every 90 minutes from Teatro Colon, Cerrito and Tucuman.

Dates: September 9 to October 10, 2011.
Opening hours: 12 noon to 8 PM
Location: Algarrobo 1041, Barracas, Buenos Aires
Entry fee:
General: AR$ 50
Mondays: AR$ 25
Disabled and children under 12: Free
Casa FOA official website.

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