Feb 26 , 2024

Entrevista a Martín Gómez Platero en Real Estate Milenium

Addressing the Uruguayan property market, the studio’s director emphasized its robust and sustained growth, further energized by the influx of Argentine investors.

The discussion also ventured into mixed-use development projects, highlighting their critical role in today’s market landscape. It further explored the impact of the promoted housing law as a catalyst for developing affordable housing options for the middle class. This initiative is prompting the revitalization of unconventional areas and propelling development beyond coastal regions into the interiors of Maldonado, Canelones, and Montevideo.

The trend of migrating towards suburban zones, evident in both Uruguay and other Latin American regions, was discussed, with developments such as Nordelta in Buenos Aires serving as prime examples. This shift has led to noteworthy projects in areas like the department of Canelones and cities adjacent to the capital, including Punta del Este.

When queried about the distinctiveness of his studio, the director underlined the added value they bring to clients’ business strategies and the dedication of a team of architects who aim to surpass initial expectations through innovative designs.

Looking towards the future of urban development, he shared his belief that the drift towards city outskirts is a temporary trend, soon to revert. He stressed the importance of developing projects that integrate urban life seamlessly and advocate for the ’15-minute city’ concept as a sustainable urban solution.

The studio is currently engaged in designing new cities in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Colonia, Uruguay, showcasing a commitment to exporting Uruguayan talent globally. The director elaborated on the studio’s ambition for international expansion, a venture that enriches their work with diverse cultures, environments, and perspectives. Conclusively, he reflected on the transformative impact of their global endeavors over the past decade: “We have evolved into a more proficient studio than we were ten years ago, largely due to our international engagements,” he concluded.