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Dieste [Uruguay]

GER 2017, 95 min

A cinematic documentation of 29 buildings by the Uruguayan architect and shell-construction master Eladio Dieste (1917-2000). As prologue, three buildings by Julio Vilamajó in Montevideo. As appendix, buildings by Eladio Dieste in Spain.


Eladio Dieste’s innovations and alternative construction methods were for a long time more efficient than conventional methods and made it possible to build large spans in a manner never seen before. Today he is regarded as an outstanding construction-engineering artist. His writings on architecture and construction and his ideas on creating form and on the relationship between architecture and art establish him as a profound thinker on social architectonic practice. DIESTE [Uruguay] documents 29 buildings by the Uruguayan architect and shell-construction master.

DIESTE [Uruguay] is part of Heinz Emigholz’ STREETSCAPES-series, which also includes 2+2=22 [The Alphabet], BICKELS [Socialism] and STREETSCAPES [Dialogue].


Director and Screenplay
Heinz Emigholz
Director of Photography and Editor
Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Assistant Camera
Manja Ebert, Nacho Rodríguez
Original Sound
Markus Ruff
Sound Design
Christian Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek
Sound Mixer
Jochen Jezussek
Till Beckmann
Productionservice Uruguay
Micaela Solé, Cordón Films
Production Management
Patricia Olveira, Markus Ruff
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Produced by
Filmgalerie 451