ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

h

Nominate now the Building of the Year 2017 »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Other Structures
  4. Colombia
  5. Juan Melo
  6. 2010
  7. Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo + Camilo Delgadillo

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo + Camilo Delgadillo

  • 01:00 - 3 June, 2011
Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo + Camilo Delgadillo
Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo + Camilo Delgadillo, © Gustav Arvidsson
© Gustav Arvidsson

© Gustav Arvidsson © Gustav Arvidsson © Gustav Arvidsson © Gustav Arvidsson +18

From the architect. This project was designed as part of a series of tourist information spots owned by the IDT (Tourism District Institute) and constructed during the past two years, with the cooperation of several government agencies.

© Gustav Arvidsson
© Gustav Arvidsson

The new tourist information spots promoted by the city government are located in several locations within Bogotá and aim to provide information and communication services for both tourists and locals. Each spot is expected to hold several computers for internet access, telephones, an interactive screen and an information counter within a small area. In the two specific structures designed by Juan Melo and Camilo Delgadillo, outdoor spaces were chosen for their location, representing a special opportunity for exploring the relationship between interior and exterior.

© Gustav Arvidsson
© Gustav Arvidsson

The design concept relies on evaluating the specific conditions for each spot, thus avoiding the idea of a single universal design suitable for all locations. Through variation in their geometry, their section plan and internal distribution the structures are clearly integrated in their surroundings and take advantage of the outdoor space without becoming an obstacle.

© Gustav Arvidsson
© Gustav Arvidsson

The Chile Avenue structure was conceived as four modular pieces easily put together. The back wall and its surroundings called for a more introspective space. In the case of the Hacienda Santa Bárbara spot a thinner structure was required due to its reduced space lot. The outside vegetation is framed with a horizontal and continuous window and some explorations in its section plan were made, providing an escalated platform to create a higher contrast between the exterior and interior areas.

floor plan 01
floor plan 01

Although the spots do not respond to a serial design, standard materials and colors are used in order to unify their identity. Teak wood, steel and glass provide an easily adaptable sober and elegant composition. Both structures are required to be extremely open platforms while functioning and hermetic containers when closed. A sliding wooden pivot door system was developed permitting the required spatial transformation and creating a compact and uniform appearance when the container is closed.

section 01
section 01

These tourist information spots are an innovative urban mobiliary typology. Their highly accessible interior spaces invite pedestrians to make quick and comfortable informative stops.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo + Camilo Delgadillo" 03 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/138549/bogota-tourist-information-spots-juan-melo/>
Read comments

49 Comments

Mason · March 24, 2012

Nicely done kiosk concept; adaptable. RT Bogata tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo, Camilo Delgadillo http://t.co/adzWlIlB via @archdaily

istanbul malls · February 11, 2012

I will right away snatch your rss feed as I can't find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me realize so that I may subscribe. Thanks.

. · November 26, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo, Camilo Delgadillo http://t.co/PiEPFfhN vía @archdaily

Easy Click Commissions scam · October 19, 2011

Someone necessarily help to make significantly posts I'd state. That is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I amazed with the research you made to make this actual put up incredible. Magnificent job!

Alejandro Melo · July 27, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo, Camilo Delgadillo http://t.co/lofVO8s vía @archdaily

Bruno Bellomo · July 27, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo, Camilo Delgadillo http://t.co/lofVO8s vía @archdaily

Michael Huber · June 10, 2011

Beautifully designed Information Shelters. Could see many other uses as well. http://tinyurl.com/3ztun5z #architecture

Dinh Anh Nguyen · June 07, 2011

A creative design! very nice :)

Cesar Torres · June 06, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/sLty8SL vía @archdaily

Turisdata · June 05, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots http://dlvr.it/V8hC7

Carel Munoz · June 05, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://goo.gl/MC56t

Juan Botero · June 05, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://pulse.me/s/2uzZ

Dmitriy Korobkov · June 05, 2011

?????? ????? ?????. ??? ????? ?? ???????@
Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://pulse.me/s/2uzZ

Kazuki Sugiura · June 05, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/pS4ktUq via @archdaily ????????????????????????

Nisse · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots http://bit.ly/jPpaH5

Adele Young · June 04, 2011

Tremendous! RT @tcpg: impressed by #architecture work coming in #bogota #colombia (via AD) a "cool spot" by Juan Melo > http://bit.ly/jzmIOs

Alain Carpentier · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://archdai.ly/iLRY1I #architecture

Inmobigar · June 04, 2011

Bogotá Proyecto de Información Turística http://t.co/Bwiyhj0

Max · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/40ZlFbt via @archdaily

linetrio · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://archdai.ly/iLRY1I #architecture

ALS · June 04, 2011

Where are the ramps that would allow people in wheelchairs to use these "highly accessible interior spaces"?

Peter McPherson · June 04, 2011

Neat. Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://tinyurl.com/43v3xra

Elizabeth Fielder · June 04, 2011

simple, clean, elegant solution: Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/ARhaKFv via @archdaily

yuji haniyuda · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/oAvC7CN

Mark Horner · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/OJLDV1d via @archdaily

Indazakhan · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots, #Architecture, in English http://fb.me/SjoVMGzI

amrelkhooly · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://bit.ly/l9Atui

Kazumasa Kaz HAYASHI · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/qHejykf via @archdaily

Barbara Kiss · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/L81tFsa via @archdaily

Dinorah M Melendez · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://archdai.ly/iLRY1I #architecture

A Style MASTER · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo | ArchDaily http://t.co/ZShnGLn via @archdaily

jeanette joy · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://archdai.ly/iLRY1I #architecture

Archibuilt 2010 · June 04, 2011

Archi. Spotlight: Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombi... http://bit.ly/iXkn81

Archiburner · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombia C... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t #architecture

Aden Acklin · June 04, 2011

Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombia Client: Instituto Distrital de Turismo Bogotá + ETB Construct... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t

Dave Acklin · June 04, 2011

Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombia Client: Instituto Distrital de Turismo Bogotá + ETB Construct... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t

Adam will · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombia Client: Institu... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t

Renato Papa · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombia Client: Institu... http://bit.ly/my3t85

Architekt R V Scholz · June 04, 2011

#architekt #Cottbus Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: Architects: Juan Melo Lo... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t #in http://dy.cx/c03

cajadesastre · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: Architects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombia C... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t #architecture

Andrés Linares · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://archdai.ly/iLRY1I #architecture

Erik Joya · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: © Gustav Arvidsson Architects: Juan Melo… http://goo.gl/fb/RoIAz

Braulio Castelblanco · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo http://pulse.me/s/2uzZ

arch_related · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: © Gustav ArvidssonArchitects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, Colombi... http://bit.ly/jjlU7t

Shelly Kramer · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo via ArchDaily - © Gustav Arvidsson Architects: Juan Melo ... http://tinyurl.com/3jcpdy5

p/a/n/g/e/r/a/n · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo via ArchDaily - © Gustav Arvidsson Architects: Juan Melo ... http://tinyurl.com/3jcpdy5

Barry Maguire · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo via ArchDaily - © Gustav Arvidsson Architects: Juan Melo ... http://tinyurl.com/3jcpdy5

ArchitecturePassion · June 04, 2011

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo: © Gustav ArvidssonArchitects: Juan Melo Location: Bogota, C... http://tinyurl.com/43v3xra

DesignBuild Source · June 04, 2011

Creative design, thanks for publishing this

···

Comments are closed

Read comments