The Museum of Architecture and Design at the Central Society of Architects is located in Av. Del Libertador 999 Challao corner in Retiro, Buenos Aires. It is located in the former water tower railway complex in the neighborhood and works there since 2000. In 2008, after several renovations and expansions, the museum reopened to the public. The building is located in an area that was declared a national historic site.
The tower where it is located was built in 1915, and supplied water to much of Retiro. With railway architecture style, it has five different plants equipped for exhibitions and projections. It consists of a ground floor, three elevated and underground, serving for administrative and workshop activities. The gardens are also used as part of the museum attached to outdoor exhibitions.
Its aim is to preserve and display the national and international architectural and urban heritage. It is the first museum of architecture in Argentina. The venue was ONABE concession by the Central Society of Architects in November 1997.
When it reopened in 2008, a new room which is located in the old water tank opened.
The place makes up the so-called circuit Museográfico and Cultural Recoleta, along with the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Palais de Glace, the Recoleta Cultural Center, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Municipal Exhibition Centre and the Malba. It can be visited from Tuesdays to Sundays from 13-20 hours.