8 November 2017
Polo Champion Nacho Figueras recently built lavish stables outside Buenos Aries for his 44 world-class polo ponies.
The project was designed by EStudio Ramos. The building is a stable for polo horses with 44 stalls, an area of 3850 square meters and a length of 180 meters. It’s composed of two long volumes and freestanding walls, which when articulated, create diverse spaces and situations.
A dreamy, spiral concrete staircase leads to a turfed roof overlooking a polo field and a pool. The vast, open plains and the extensive vistas towards the distant horizon are reflected in what the architects described as the “pronounced horizontalism and simplicity of elements” employed in the design of the stables building.
In addition to a row of stalls, the block facing the polo field accommodates the main social areas.
“The volumes that face the field are partially hidden behind extended walls and massive planted earth slopes,” said the architects, “which not only provide privacy to the stables, but also subtly reduce the building’s impact on the landscape.”