De elegante constructies van de Uruguayaanse architect/constructeur Eladio Dieste oogsten vooral bewondering onder constructeurs door zijn bakstenen schaaldaken van nog geen vijftien centimeter dik met overspanningen tot wel vijftig meter.
“I studied engineering because I am interested physics astronomy – I am fascinated by the posibility of understanding reality through the physical mathematical language.” Eladio Dieste
“In an industry so often enamored by media-coddled superstars with trendy clients, Eladio Dieste stands out as a refreshing and inspiring figure. Born in Uruguay, Dieste spent most of his long and productive career creating industrial and agrarian works, public infrastructure, commercial buildings, and small churches in his native country. Dieste’s unique and innovative method of design, a melding of architecture and engineering, elevated these often humble buildings to masterworks of art. Capitalizing on his revolutionary approach to building with reinforced masonry, Dieste built aesthetically stunning structures economically. If he often worked outside the architectural mainstream, he never lost sight of the modest people for whom his structures were built.” Eladio Dieste: Innovation in Structural Art by Stanford Anderson.