Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building / José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

  • 15:00 - 18 March, 2016
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building  / José Fernando Muñoz Robledo, Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales Campus La Nubia
  • Design Team

    José Fernando Muñoz Robledo, Claudia Lucía Rueda León, Diego Andrés Rodas Ovalle, Germán Vargas Escobar, Andrés Felipe Martínez Arismendi
  • Area

    7226.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

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  • Structure

    Ernesto Echeverri Calle
  • Second Phase Manager

    Claudia Lucía Rueda León
  • Architect of Record

    Andrés Moreno Sánchez
  • Constructor

    Oficina de Ordenamiento y Desarrollo Físico ODFS. Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales.
  • Project Managment

    Beatriz Eugenia Valencia González
  • Especificaciones técnicas y ajuste presupuesto

    Jhon Eduard González Marín, Ing. Alejandro Buriticá Parra
  • Bioclimatic Design

    Verónica Henríquez Ardila
  • Preliminary Design

    Ximena Montaño
  • Structural Design

    John Jairo Cardona
  • MEP

    Ricardo Forero, Gabriel Eugenio Tobón, Praxair / Oxígenos de Colombia, Inserim aire
  • Client

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

From the architect. In 2011, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, began the construction of this strategic infrastructure for the improvement of areas corresponding to Chemical Engineering & Chemistry laboratories.

Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

For the last 30 years this intervention of 7,226 m2 of construction, becomes the most ambitious of civil and architectural headquarters.

Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

The realization of this project is a result of the "Campus La Nubia Master Plan", which has improved, organize and control an orderly growth, according to the actual needs and future projections of the University´s academic field and mission.

1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan

The building was designed based on a participatory design methodology; as a contemporary building, with parameters including the latest technology with excellent architectural and bioclimatic comfort features, to house and interconnect 27 laboratories, making it a promising hub for research development.

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Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

Since the initial the architectural pretension were established by the site with kindness and respect for the satisfactory environmental performance and by principles of functional organization.

2nd Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

By this, the conditions of solar foray, energy saving, natural ventilation and lighting, acoustic behavior and accessibility, safety and ergonomics issues of the different parts of the project; were the determining factors in its design.

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Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

The reinforced concrete structure, exposed to view, is a component of the building´s architecture; two linear internal open yards receiving natural light, provide the relation of the internal with the external environment. The building benefits from an east-west orientation, where the long facades are exposed to north-south, optimal solution to protect the building from direct sunlight using the natural light, reducing the dependence on artificial lighting. The facades are protected by a combination of micro perforated shutters designed as a surround skin, which protects the building from direct sunlight, and allows a high-impact natural ventilation system, eliminating mechanical ventilation systems in all the laboratories.

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Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

The linear diagram based on a progression of mutable spaces arranged along corridors and courtyards, gives the building a spatial clarity and readability to the processes of teaching and research, according to the operation and organization of laboratories.

Section
Section

The exposed technical facilities and the implementing of lightweight walls enclosures systems, give flexibility to the building for possible changes providing easy maintenance, modifications and repairs in the future.

Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

Its electrical wiring system with shielded transmission bars allows a decrease in the volume of space up to 50%, giving flexibility to extensions and modifications while ensuring safer installation, operation and maintenance. The structured cabling system is built for 7A category networks.

Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo

Additionally the building features a modern air extraction system and a high technology in the transmission system of special gases; loudspeakers system, fire detection system and television closed circuit.

Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
Courtesy of José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
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