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The GOGA Project is conceived as a Cultural Pole in the most complete of the term. A space for the expression of artists, musicians, creators, panelists, acrobats and any manifestation conceived from creativity and free expression. GOGA, "Temple of Art" for its creators, GOGA from FM Radio, GOGA TV, multimedia and Internet.

The philosophical and objective foundations of the GOGA project are framed in the global and multicultural world in which we live. The interior of the country is in tune with almost all the capitals of the world regarding communication and interaction thanks to the advancement of technologies, cultural industries and modern and advanced forms of communication.

GOGA is planned and located in the most charming, attractive and mystical natural enclave in the province of Río Negro: the city of El Bolsón. This place, full of magic and charm, with its fifty thousand inhabitants, with an extremely attractive cultural pole and, not least, organic culture, a film university, tourism, is currently a true emitting and receiving center for cultural activities.

The project was conceived by a large group of construction professionals and technicians who participated in making sketches, drawings and plans. Other architects, engineers and master builders contributed on more specific issues, such as facilities and structures.

The GOGA project, "The Temple of Art", will create a room for almost 300 people, with all the comforts, and was designed by the CMBPZ, Associated Architects studio, which is made up of Manuel Colombo, Luis Martín, Alejo Balestri, Fernanda Pesado and Natalia Zarate.

It is a group of young architects, between 30 and 40 years old, graduated from the faculties of Buenos Aires and La Plata, some of whom had known each other since their student days and others in El Bolsón. The team has been formed three years ago and everyone understands architecture "as a group discipline, where the exchange of ideas and the collective work of analysis, reflection and design is fed back with the opinion of all".

El Bolsón is flattered by the decision to carry out this project, since it comes to cover a space and a need in the entire Andean region. The statements of the group that carries out the construction task to a regional morning newspaper are transcribed for their interest and truth:

" The building consists of a main hall with capacity for 296 spectators (196 seats in the stalls and 100 in the pullman), a public bar area, lobby and services for bathrooms, kitchens, changing rooms, dressing rooms, storage rooms and a 45 m2 stage. In the central sector of the building there is a technological room from which everything related to specific multimedia installations will be controlled and everything related to safety and accident prevention will be monitored.

In this technological sector, with views towards the access hall to the room and the stage, there is a radio studio for live broadcasts on Radio GOGA, FM 103.5, which is already on the air in El Bolsón since the 21st. last December.

In general terms, the building consists of a reinforced concrete structure with normal spans in the bar sector; and metal profiles with large spans, with a sheet metal roof, in the room sector. The interior and exterior walls of the building will be executed with prefabricated dry-armed systems, constituting the plates of acoustic and thermal materials that contemplate the condition of fire retardants.

The morphology of the building was conceived, from an organic form corresponding to an insect found in the area of El Turbio in the Lago Puelo National Park, by a collaborator of the study. One of the most important challenges of the materialization stage of the work was for the designers, since they had to resolve the cover with large spans and maintain the idea of a large shell that makes up the skin of the building. The premise was to develop simple shapes, possible to be built and assembled with the resources of the environment, such as the cutting of flat grids and metal frames.

In urban terms, the building is conceived as a connecting link within the transit of the city. Established on the land of an old sawmill, the proposal tends to complete the urban fabric and the articulation between areas of the city that until now have been fragmented.

The building is located within a large public access park in which an amphitheater for 800 people stands out. It is served through a large lift gate from the same stage that the room has, and it has all the equipment and the same technology for outdoor events. Likewise, in the space of the park there is a parking lot for the public with capacity for 30 vehicles.

A series of walkways, sidewalks and terraces cross the terrain inside and complete an urban proposal that has the volume of the room as the main protagonist, which allows the building to be explored and appreciated from different pedestrian perspectives.

GOGA joins other proposals for equipment for the arts that are currently being developed in El Bolsón, a tourist city that has one of its greatest attractions in its cultural offer, added to the impressive natural landscape, which is respected in all its magnitude”.

It should be noted that the GOGA center does not have a shopping mall or mall in the building, which makes it even more important.

The idea of its creator is to repeat the experience of this Temple of Art in other cities in the interior of the country; Create a true network of GOGA centers, where regional cultural expression is their identity trait, accompanying the Federal Corridor of Aerolíneas Argentinas.

In this way, the aforementioned circuit would be joined by a federal cultural circuit that would ensure artists an itinerary through the interior of the country in a framework of excellence.

- GOGA Education: The project contemplates providing the school and student population, in the area between Villa La Angostura and Esquel, a space of    _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_        _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_      artistic and cultural expression and participation.

- GOGA Cultura: High-level shows, in the full range of musical expressions, including Film Festivals. Its own cultural pole through radio (which already works) and its own Internet.

- GOGA Turismo: multilingual menus on tablets, interactivity through the Web, inclusion in international guides.

- GOGA Architecture: Modern, high-level architectural concept with integration ramps. Internal and external stage with views of the incomparable landscape of the Valley of El Bolsón. Reclining seats, innovative design acoustics. Local labor.

- GOGA CARD: Implementation of the GOGA Card, which offers a 50% discount to the local population and the area for any event and/or artistic performance.

The conceptual author and manager of the proposal is a 61-year-old man, Ralph Rothschild, journalist, former editor-in-chief of Expresso I, Zaff and Pan Caliente. He worked in Video for seven (7) years with Mario Sábato and Miguel Mato, apart from making productions such as Fontova Presidente, Spinetta, the Video of Letters, the first computer program on television, etc. He was editor of magazines such as La Mano and Un Caño.

He has lived in El Bolsón for five years, the place where he has devised this multicultural and multicultural proposal. He used all the technologies of the moment, but he also has man as the center of the scene and the main actor.


Author: Ruben Alfredo Torres.



Article 1.- Of cultural, social, educational and community interest, the GOGA project "Temple of Art" that will be located in the city of El Bolsón. It will have its center of action in the Andean Region, crossing the region between the cities of Bariloche, Villa La Angostura and Esquel, and will act in parallel with the Federal Corridor of Aerolíneas Argentinas, points where other GOGA Centers will also be created to benefit art. , culture, communication and all manifestations linked to this end, according to the conceptual author and manager of the proposal, the journalist, Ralph Rothschild, who has lived for five years (5) in El Bolsón.

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