Depending on their integration into the new Operations Centre of Discount Bank, the recycling of the headquarters office building consisted on the necessary development of a construction of strong historical character – where had been living M. Saenz and President Zumarán Amezaga, to be later the German Embassy during the second world war – in a contemporary. The careful restoration project and the exhaustion of internal appeal especially expressive impact color effects and lighting, enhancing at this point against the inherited values.+
The insertion of commercial programs in historic buildings has been addressed repeatedly projecting a shed by our study group. In the case of the ex Montevideo Waterworks Company, is the recovery and recycling of a building declared a National Historic Landmark. With a strong presence in the qualified urban environment Zabala Square, then presents a double challenge: recovery and revaluation of the whole, and adapting to the new internal space program and institutional requirements, all under the watchful supervision of the Commission’s heritage and the Special Committee on Old Town.