Located 20 kilometers to the north of the municipality of Uribia, in Colombia’s La Guajira department, this school for the indigenous Wayuu community is immersed in a desert landscape. The project seeks to reflect the pillars of the organization behi
Designed as adaptable, open, multifunctional, and interchangeable spaces, each learning area is composed of articulated classrooms. A covered section in the courtyard invites to take activities outdoors...
The Control and Operations Center (CCO) is a road infrastructure that functions as a gathering point for travelers, serving the area as a breakout space and tourist information spot. Over the last years Colombia has promoted the construction of a se
The Atlántico Department, north of Colombia, with its vast prairies, big rivers, and variable climate, is also an area historically affected by poverty. The lack of public infrastructures – and the poor maintenance of the existing – moreover makes th
The design of the new building of the Barranquilla Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA) starts out essentially from two facts: on one hand, the city is and will be the gate of entry for migrant international communities to Colombia, which has become an impor
This project is part of an initiative to build new public recreational facilities in the city of Barrancabermeja, focussing specifically on those residential areas most affected by social conflict, safety issues, and lack of public services. The main
Located on the slope of the Loma del Peyé, in Cartagena, the megaschool for the Pies Descalzos Foundation was conceived as an architectural and urban project with a significant social impact and the capacity to become a strong motor for change for t
The commission contemplated the construction of a kindergarten inspired in the Reggio Emilia pedagogical philosophy and method, starting out from the idea that architecture can create alternative learning methods based on experience. The building con
Within the Masterplan for the Manzanares River developed by the municipality of Santa Marta – capital of the Magdalena department –, the Ciudadela 29 de Julio Park is one of the seven prototypes designed with the objective of improving the current co
The project is located in altos de Cazucá, a neighborhood in the municipality of Soacha, a peripheral conurbation of the city of Bogotá. Socioeconomically it is a highly depressed area, lacking public infrastructure of any nature. It is notorious for
The Marinilla Educational Park offers the community a space where its cultural identities can be expressed, acknowledged, promoted, and preserved. The building was conceived as a place where the typical activities of the Paisa culture – planting, pla
Nocaima is a remote community of just twenty families scattered along a mountain path that negotiates its way amongst dense forests and sugar cane and coffee plantations. The villagers tend to form terraces when building their homes, following the to
The building is the outcome of a competition that was held in the year 2012 to enlarge the premises of the Fundación Santa Fe, one of Bogotá’s leading hospitals and an institution known to be a pioneer in research and innovation having to do with pat
The Helvetia School is an institution that was founded in 1949 by a group of Swiss citizens living in the north of Bogotá, who wanted to provide their children with an education in accordance with that of their country of origin, allowing them to con
In Dosquebradas, a municipality in Colombia's Risaralda department, stands this mixed-use building, an Idom project directed by Jabier Fernández Sánchez. The region is known for its rich fauna and flora, thanks to varying climates. Encompassing
Built in 1935 for the National Games of Colombia, the Romelio Martínez Stadium stands on a site initially intended for baseball and later used as a football field for the neighborhood. Over these spaces rose the stadium and what was called the ‘shade
University campuses can be understood as scale models of cities. Accepting this analogy, we read the structure of the campus of the University of Los Andes in Bogotá as an urban example that refers us to the Anglo-Saxon model garden-city. In effect,
Located in the urban nucleus of the Colombian capital, the Ágora-Bogotá Convention Center is conceived to be a civic, technological, cultural, and environmental center of attraction for use by the city’s inhabitants. With this as objective, the proj
In 2012 the Hospital Fundación Santa Fe of Bogotá called a competition to extend its facilities. Giancarlo Mazzanti (Barranquilla, 1963) presented the winning proposal, and the construction of the first phase began that same year: a building of 40,10
Designed to draw attention to the degradation of the wetlands of Bogotá, the device consists of a garden that is lifted by a light structure of steel tubes and stretchers, reproducing the relationship between water and the different ecosystems... [+]
Ágora-Bogotá is a convention center conceived as a spiral sequence of lobbies and rooms for events from 5 to 5,000 people, and that combines singularity and rationality; the large central atrium functions as a public plaza for the city...
Unforlding from a simple grid of alternating squares, the museum intersperses spaces of varying scales in a visitor route, ritual in nature, that evokes the memory of Colombias armed conflict.
Consisting of hexagons housing different functions and built with sustainable strategies, this educational center has become a symbol in the informal settlement which it serves.
The founder of Equipo Mazzanti explores the ideas and concepts that underlie the work of the practice, throwing light on its particular approach to the discipline.
Taking inspiration from construction games, the architecture of the Colombian studio proposes strategies that favor the involvement of users.
Committed and experimental, the work of Giancarlo Mazzanti is defined by the complex social and political context of contemporary Colombia.
Giancarlo Mazzanti takes play seriously, perhaps like no other architect since Aldo van Eyck. The Dutch built more than 700 playgrounds in Amsterdam over the course of 30 years, integrating those ludic and abstract spaces in the everyday life of a ci
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
The project ‘Between Earth and Sky,’ carried out by the consortium formed by MGP in Bogotá and Estudio Entresitio in Madrid, is the winner of the international competition to build the National Museum of Memory in the Colombian capital, instituted i
El equipo formado por el estudio madrileño Herreros Arquitectos y el colombiano liderado por Daniel Bermúdez, ha resultado el ganador del concurso convocado por la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá para la construcción del Centro Internacional de Congreso
Los ecosistemas arquitectónicos cuentan con una nueva especie de singular nombre: la Interfacephyta Multicapacitaceae, un árbol sintético y digital cultivado por Camilo Restrepo, que acaba de plantarse en una plaza de la ciudad de Medellín, para puri
‘Bosque de la esperanza’: este es el nombre del polideportivo al aire libre diseñado por Giancarlo Mazzanti en la comuna colombiana de Cazucá. Promovido por la Fundación Pies Descalzos —fundada por la cantante Shakira—, el proyecto ha sido financiado
El equipo liderado por Felipe Uribe de Bedout es el responsable del diseño del complejo Comfama Parque Arví, situado en una inmensa área natural al noreste de Medellín, abarcando varios municipios del departamento de Antioquia. Concebida como una pro
Una pequeña isla sintética dentro de un océano verde: tal es el carácter del Teatro Suramericana, ubicado en el corazón del Jardín Botánico de Medellín y diseñado por Emerson Marín. Mediante un amplio escenario al aire libre y un muro vegetal que hac
El sistema de concursos públicos ha permitido que los arquitectos menores de cuarenta años, que trabajan formando redes entre ellos, construyan singulares edificios de carácter social.
Colombia es un país con geografías diversas en el que conviven varias generaciones de profesionales. Esta singularidad define su arquitectura más reciente.
Marcada por la obra de maestros como Guillermo Bermúdez, Fernando Martínez Sanabria y Rogelio Salmona, la modernidad colombiana fue, a la vez, canónica y disidente.
The transformation of Colombia is both inspiring and convincing. After a somber era marked by guerrillas, paramilitaries and narcoterrorism, the last decade has delivered a new country, and with it an architecture of stimulating liveliness. Everythin
En el centro geográfico del Valle de Aburrá, entre los cerros Nutibara y Volador de la ciudad colombiana de Medellín destaca una singular cubierta metálica que alberga los coliseos para los IX Juegos Deportivos Sudamericanos que se han celebrado el p
Colombia is a diverse country; plural map of cultural expressions, contrast between clashing loves and feelings, civilization and culture; and a reality of violence and conflict that is the consequence of a society that evolves with feudal vices and
Latin America celebrates in 2010 the bicentennial of its independence. The Bolivarian Venezuela begins the commemorative cycle on 19 April, Argentina will follow on 25 May, Colombia on 20 July, Mexico and Chile on 16 and 18 September. These last four
A principios de octubre se despidió del mundo uno de los mejores arquitectos que ha dado el continente americano en el siglo XX. Ha sido la suya, quizá, la trayectoria profesional más representativa del ámbito iberoamericano que ha mantenido, durante