Architecture and Interior Design Exhibition Casa FOA 2013

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Casa FOA is the most important yearly exhibition in which decorators, architects, designers, and landscape architects, 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 Edificio Tornquist with the name "Casa FOA - 30 Casas", from October 4th to November 10th, 2013.
The Tornquist Building, was designed by the famous architect Alejandro Bustillo, built in the year 1926 and inaugurated two years later. Located on Bartolomé Mitre 531, this building is one of the best examples of neoclassical historicism in downtown Buenos Aires. It has been declared as National Historic Monument for its architectural value.
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.

Dates: October 4 - November 10, 2013.
Opening hours: 12 noon to 8 PM
Location: Bartolome Mitre 531 (corner Florida), Buenos Aires
Entry fee:
General: AR$ 60
Wednesdays: 2 x 1
Students: AR$ 48 Monday to Friday
Disabled and children under 12: Free
Casa FOA official website.

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