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CAI Perifericos / EDU

  • 01:00 - 5 April, 2012
CAI Perifericos / EDU
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  • Architects

    Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano EDU - Medellin Taller de Diseño Gerencia de Proyectos Urbanos
  • Location

    Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

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Peripheral Inmidate Atention Center (cai)- A Reference of Light on the Slopes of Medellin.

In the city of Medellin transformation process, public facilities are protagonists, as they have become transformed and have become an urban reference that give a sense of belonging to those who live in the territory that these are located.

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In the Security and Violence Prevention Program the Mayor Alonso Salazar 2008 - 2011, provided resources for the construction of 9 CAI. This small buildings are strategically located in peripheral areas of the city high on the slopes, where informality and low comfort indices are protagonists, these buildings have the task of state presence, control and provide security to the inhabitants of these places.

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These buildings are designed from the imaginaries of the community which allows us to recover and strengthen a positive image of the Police and the State presence in the territory of the suburbs that are in a development processes. This physical investment is accompanied by social programs with security policies that seek a comprehensive transformation of the city.

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The building is conceived as a light house, to be a permanent reference for citizens in areas that require the help and that are almost forgotten by the state. The idea consists of a recognizable element in the distance, a tower that evokes protection and becomes a benchmark in the city, excelling as a mark on the landscape.

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The CAI is a Peripherals - light houses that is 24 hours awake, with a permanent life . During the day it behaves like a nice building, open to the public, full of color and life, appealing to citizens, contrary to preconceived ideas of a monochromatic security. And at night it becomes an icon of light in the city, thanks to a spotlight that illuminates the sky element determining the location of the nearest security and promoting an enlightened and reliable environment.

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The 9 CAI, for its strategic location, located on the slopes of Medellin turn into links between the inhabitants and the state, allowing to build a city more equitable and better for the citizens. The building is conceived in its materiality as a suggestive space, where concrete allowed us to shape a replicable piece, which its textured and pigmented walls become a formal treatment of the material allowing to build a dynamic building that invites people to live it and recognize it.

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This light container becomes an escultural icon, which opens into the city through a square that calls and invites the user to enjoy it, changing the restrictive image that these buildings have had throughout history.

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Dimitri Vronsky · April 21, 2012

Color changes ????

infra rouge · April 10, 2012

These public facilities are colorful "lighthouses" transforming the landscape of Urban Colombia: http://t.co/yj6QeJ16

mn45a · April 10, 2012

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ramzi · April 10, 2012

These public facilities are colorful "lighthouses" transforming the landscape of Urban Colombia: http://t.co/yj6QeJ16

Lao Y · April 09, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: These public facilities are colorful "lighthouses" transforming the landscape of Urban Colombia: http://t.co/6Vxg7nFd

p_PLUSDesigns · April 09, 2012

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Alamsyah · April 09, 2012

RT@ArchDaily: These public facilities are colorful "lighthouses" transforming the landscape of Urban Colombia: http://t.co/7pEj9nuM

Arquitectura · April 09, 2012

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didier ac · April 09, 2012

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Hughy Dharmayoga · April 09, 2012

The Premise is good - it&#39s built and functions wel asl it seems. Design, however, could&#39ve been better | http://t.co/d4EBnDec

Curves 'Graph · April 09, 2012

These public facilities are colorful "lighthouses" transforming the landscape of Urban Colombia: http://t.co/yj6QeJ16

Nicholas Patten · April 06, 2012

CAI Perifericos. http://t.co/uOp9wFpb

Tradesbook.uk.com · April 06, 2012

A colorful modern-day lighthouse (like you&#39ve never seen) in Colombia stands as a symbol of protection & enlightenment http://t.co/ErBSam4a

AllAboutDoor&Windows · April 06, 2012

A colorful modern-day lighthouse (like you&#39ve never seen) in Colombia stands as a symbol of protection & enlightenment http://t.co/ErBSam4a

Stefania Toso · April 05, 2012

Again #Medellin: da bidonville sta diventando più innovativa di alcune città italiane! #epicfail http://t.co/lVxyAa7P

mylene · April 05, 2012

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