….“Hard to believe Buenos Aires had any beginning, I feel it to be as eternal as air and water”.... Jorge Luis Borges.
Within the Creative world, imagination is everything -- that's why we invite you to know us and discover the new and magical old world that Estudios Caracol has to offer.
We are a unique location in Argentina, available for audiovisual productions (cinema and publicity), productions in photography, TV, and graphic advertising, as well as product launches, press conferences and corporate activities. We are located in the neoclassical dome of the Bencich Building, which was designed in 1927 by the French architect Edouard Le Monnier and declared Historical Heritage of the City.
We are located at the intersection of Diagonal Norte and Bartolomé Mitre, within meters from Florida Pedestrian Street, in the mysterious autonomous city of Buenos Aires.
With Estudios Caracol, your imagination has no limits…
We´re waiting for you!
Architect Edouard Le Monnier
Edouard Stanislas Louis Le Monnier was born in Paris, France on September 30, 1873. A renowned French architect, he is best recognized for his work in Brazil, Uruguay and especially in Argentina. He studied at the National School of Decorative Arts of Paris and after going to Brazil, he arrived to Buenos Aires in 1896.
In this city he developed the majority of his projects and completed works and thanks to the recognition received due to his works, different aristocratic families hired him to create their great residences in Barrio Norte neighborhood. The most important of these is the Fernández Anchorena Palace, which today serves as the Apostolic Nunciature, located at 1637 Alvear Avenue, built between 1907 and 1909.
One of his most important works is the social headquarters of the Argentine Yacht Club, which is located in one of the jetties of the North Dock, in Puerto Madero, done in 1913. In 1916 he would finish the Jockey Club of Rosario, at the corner of Maipú and Córdoba Street.
During the second half of the 1920s and until the 1929 crisis, there was a great boom of the financial entities in Argentina. All of them built great head offices in downtown Buenos Aires, which took the role of financial district that it HOLDS today. Le Monnier was in charge of the headquarters of the Argentine Uruguayan Bank and the neighboring buildings of the Bencich brothers, owners of a construction company (Bencich Building, 615 Roque Sáenz Peña Avenue and Miguel Bencich Building, 614/6 Roque Sáenz Peña Avenue).
Edouard Le Monnier also taught at the National Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires. Edouard Le Monnier died in Buenos Aires on February 14, 1931, at the age of 58.
Massimiliano Bencich was born in Trieste, Italy, on January 23, 1882, at that moment under the Austria-Hungarian Empire, governed by the Emperor Francisco José together with his wife, Sissi. Massimiliano arrived in Argentina in 1910, onboard the Atlántis Ship.
He and his brother Miguel were distinguished builders who constructed some of the most emblematic building of Buenos Aires City, such as the “Mihanovich Building” on Arroyo street.
Around 1927, both brothers hired Edouard Le Monnier to design two office buildings on the emblematic Diagonal Norte Avenue -- very close to the historical Plaza de Mayo -- where today, in one of the Bencich domes, Estudios Caracol operates.
In its construction, the Bencich building stands out as high quality through the use of fine and elegant materials such as Carrara marble and Slovenia oak, venecitas in its corridors and bathrooms, cedar doors with wired glass, and many other rich details which compose a sober elegance, suitable for the recreation of different settings, giving a unique and magical presence to these studios.
615 Diagonal Norte Avenue, 12th floor - C.A.B.A. - Tel: (54 11) 4328 6142 - [email protected]
Palabras claves: Caracol Studios - Shooting Studios, Photographic Studios, Audiovisual Productions.