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Pedro Benoit

Pedro Benoit was an Argentine architect, engineer and urbanist best known for designing the layout of the city of La Plata.

Pedro Benoit was born in Buenos Aires in 1836 to Maria Josefa de las Mercedes Leyes and Pierre Benoit, an French emigre who had left his homeland following the Bourbon Restoration. His father, a trained architect, engineer and topographer instilled his interests in his son, who enrolled in 1850 at the Topography and Geodesics School of the Department of Engineering of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina's largest. El Dia: Pedro Benoit, hacedor de un plan prodigioso

Governor Rocha commissioned Benoit to plan the new city, which became the renowned urbanist's most ambitious project. Named La Plata after its mention in Jose Hernandez's epic Martin Fierro, the city was planned by Benoit in a regular pattern of diagonals and precisely-placed squares.

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El Dia: Pedro Benoit, hacedor de un plan prodigioso


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