Garzon Lake Bridge Construction Will Begin In March

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

It’s not the biggest infrastructure project in Uruguay, but it has tremendous potential to transform the flow of travelers and tourism dollars up and down the country’s beautiful eastern seaboard. The impact on Rocha real estate values will be equally important. Announced and postponed more times than we care to remember, it appears the bridge spanning the Garzon Lake will …

Winning Design Chosen For New Montevideo Antel Arena

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The City of Montevideo will soon have a state-of-the-art arena for concerts and sporting events when the Antel Arena opens its doors to the public in 2015. An important step in the design process was taken yesterday when the winning architectural proposal for the US$40 million facility was selected by a panel of judges including Rafael Vinoly and Giancarlo Mazzanti, the …

Montevideo’s Carrasco Named The Best Airport In The World

Patrick Archer aruba, competitiveness, creative class, global rankings, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

InvestBA has long touted Montevideo’s Carrasco International as the best airport in Latin America. It turns out we were wrong. It’s the best in the world. Carrasco International was named Best Airport in the World by Architizer, the world’s largest database of architecture online, and votes cast in Architizer’s 2013 A+ Awards. Montevideo’s world-class airport actually won both the 2013 …

Revised Garzon Bridge Design Addresses Elevation Concerns

Patrick Archer real estate, tourism, uruguay

The proposed bridge over the Laguna Garzon separating the Uruguay coastal departments of Maldonado and Rocha is a few steps closer to reality now that the latest iteration addresses government-raised elevation concerns. Six months ago the project architects proposed a flexible, floating bridge which could be reconfigured into different shapes, but local officials voiced concerns over extreme low tide scenarios …

Route 10: Flexible, Floating Bridge Will Connect Uruguay Coastline

Patrick Archer aruba, real estate, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

It has been exactly one year since our last update on “the missing link” to span the Garzon Lake and connect the coastlines of Maldonado and Rocha in Uruguay. Although the vital project has already won the support and approval of government officials, pockets of opposition to a fixed-span bridge sent architects back to the drawing board. After months of …