In the space of one working week I have decided that infact I rather like Puerto Madero and it could possibly be the perfect place to work. This is due to the following reasons:
- There is so much space, giving you a break from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the city.
- It is an easy bus ride straight down Avenida Belgrano and I have the choice of two buses to take.
- My workplace provides a catered lunch for their employees, so the fact that it is an expensive neighbourhood becomes irrelevant.
- Following on from #3, there are no shops around to spend your money in! (referring to mainly clothing stores, which was dangerous in my old office in the heart of Palermo).
- For a neighbourhood that is seemingly empty there are a suprising number of facilites, such as banks and kiosks.
The thing that I still find strange about the place is this kind of feeling that you are walking around in an architectural model that has somehow been built on a human-sized scale. These photos are from a park just behind my office that has been built in between two groups of huge skyscraper builidngs. It´s such a surreal feeling standing in the middle of the park and looking at these futuristic buildings towering above you. Even more so because the typical architecture of Buenos Aires is a mix of 18th, 19th and 20th Century buildings, but here its just these new super buildings.
Now I´m not saying that I want to live in Puerto Madero, or that I agree with the idea behind the neighbourhood and it´s inherent exclusivity, but I don´t mind having it as my 9 to 5 home from Monday to Friday.