A mutli-scale approach is taken to the design and planning of Polo DOT. At the architectural scale, a preexisting 1930s factory building, the former Philips Factory, is rehabilitated and adapted to allow the vertical expansion of four additional floors. This adapted factory provides flexible work space designed to accommodate a broad range of work environments in response to ever-evolving office technology and social paradigms. At the ground level, a three-stories-tall by four-structural-bays-wide open space contains the lobby and mechanical escalators connecting directly to the upper-level courtyard of the expanded DOT Shopping. In the second phase, an iconic commercial tower and hotel and office building will be added to the site.
At the infrastructural scale, a new short boulevard (Posta Boulevard) connects the site directly to the Avenue General Paz, increasing accessibility from the metropolitan region to the office park, affiliated DOT Shopping mall and the surrounding neighborhood. The new boulevard also serves as a central corridor upon which a new identity for the area can be established and organized.
In short, this is a development like no other in Buenos Aires, offering unique services through a distinct work of architecture and urban design.