Juan Herreros in Bogotá

Permeable Agora


Studio Herreros and Bermúdez arquitectos, New Convention Center of Bogota, Colombia

Accompanied by President Juan Manuel Santos, in January this year the estudio Herreros and Bermúdez Arquitectos inaugurated the new convention center of the Colombian capital. In accordance with its name, Ágora-Bogotá, the building – the result of a win in an international competition organized by Colombia’s Chamber of Commerce – seeks to be a civic, technological, cultural, and environmental attraction for the inhabitants of the city. The project therefore tries to maximize permeability between the interior and the exterior, and proposes an ambitious network of public squares and other open-air spaces that together have the effect of connecting the building to the urban life of Bogotá at large.

Included Tags: