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Camber of Commerce Building in Chapinero / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

  • Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
  • Location: Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Design Team: Daniel Bonilla, Juliana Lozano, Pedro Pulido, Seir Amaya, Alexander Roa, Adriana Hernández, Álvaro Acosta, Mauricio Morales, Oscar Montenegro, David Córdoba, Juan Andrés Díaz
  • General Management: Gerencia de proyectos Cámara de Comercio
  • Project Area: 11436.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila, Sergio Gómez, Juan Silva

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez

West 8 Set to Revitalize Colombia's Rio Cali Park

After forty years of social upheaval, Cali, Colombia is refocusing its attention on urban planning and revitalization. A steadily stabilizing economy has led to investment in the renewal of the public realm and transportation systems. Working to promote Cali's natural heritage, West 8 has teamed up with the Municipality of Cali to design the Rio Cali Park as part of an initiative called "A Dream to Cross a River." The project aims to integrate a safe, well-connected public space with a thriving urban center. 

Jardin Jorge Isaacs . Image Courtesy of West 8 Puentos Jardin Jorge Isaacs . Image Courtesy of West 8 Paseo Bolivar. Image Courtesy of West 8 Plazoleta del CAM. Image Courtesy of West 8

University of Los Andes Public Space and Integrated Care Center / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

  • Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
  • Location: Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Design Team: Eduardo Varela, María Paula Gonzales Bozzi, Alexander Roa, Nicolás Mujica
  • General Management: Daniel Bonilla
  • Project Area: 1560.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila

BO House / Plan B Arquitectos

  • Architects: Plan B Arquitectos
  • Location: Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Project Team: Carlos Blanco, Daniel Tobón, Alejandro Henao
  • Project Direction: Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa
  • Construction: Verónica Vásquez
  • Project Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alejandro Arango

©  Alejandro Arango ©  Alejandro Arango ©  Alejandro Arango ©  Alejandro Arango

Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos

  • Architects: Obranegra Arquitectos
  • Location: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Isaac Ramírez, Sergio Gómez, Alejandro Arango, Alfonso Posada, Carlos Pardo, Luis Adriano Ramírez

© Sergio Gómez © Alejandro Arango © Alfonso Posada © Sergio Gómez

El Carajo House / Obranegra Arquitectos

  • Architects: Obranegra Arquitectos
  • Location: El Retiro, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Collaborators: Carlos Andrés Holguín, Carolina Vélez Duque, Alejandro Ochoa, Juan Camilo Llano
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nicolás Mántaras, Isaac Ramírez , Alejandro Ochoa, Carlos Pardo

© Isaac Ramírez © Isaac Ramírez © Nicolás Mántaras © Isaac Ramírez

Pies Descalzos School / Giancarlo Mazzanti

  • Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Location: Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Associated Manater: Juan Manuel Gil
  • Concept Design: Nestor Gualteros, Rocio Lamprea
  • Project Development: Fredy Fortich, Rocio Lamprea, Liv Johana Zea, Diego Castro, Maria Sol Echeverri
  • Interns: Stephany Zapata, Juliana Alzate, Andres Correa, Jessica Jaramillo, Samir Abu-Shibab, Santiago Rincon, Fabvio Caicedo, Alejandra Loreto, Christelle Tsikras, Manuel Gutierrez
  • Project Area: 11200 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sergio Gomez, Pies Descalzos Foundation

© Fundación Pies Descalzos © Fundación Pies Descalzos © Fundación Pies Descalzos © Sergio Gomez

CR House / H+H Arquitectos

  • Architects: H+H Arquitectos
  • Location: Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Project Architects: Eric Halliday, Martin Halliday
  • Project Area: 711.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila

Click Clack Hotel / Plan B Arquitectos

  • Architects: Plan B Arquitectos
  • Location: Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Project Architects: Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa
  • Project Area: 4500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photography: Andrés Valbuena, Santiago Pyniol

© Andrés Valbuena © Santiago Pyniol © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena

Vigía Del Fuerte Educational Park / Mauricio Valencia + Diana Herrera + Lucas Serna + Farhid Maya

  • Architects: Mauricio Valencia, Diana Herrera, Lucas Serna, Farhid Maya
  • Location: Antioquia, Colombia
  • Architect In Charge: Mauricio Valencia, Diana Herrera, Lucas Serna, Farhid Maya
  • Project Area: 894.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Farhid Maya

© Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya

Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados

  • Architects: Arquiteck & Asociados
  • Location: Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Architect In Charge: Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel.
  • Project Area: 772.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Andrés Valvuena

© Andrés Valvuena © Andrés Valvuena © Andrés Valvuena © Andrés Valvuena

Lightweight Concrete Structure Wins Competition for New Gramalote Market Plaza

In 2010, the town of Gramalote in Colombia was destroyed by a catastrophic mudslide, triggered by heavy rainfall and a series of small earthquakes. Now the town is being rebuilt from scratch in a new location, and the government has introduced architectural competitions for the town's major public buildings, including a high school, sports center, a cultural center, a public market, an elderly home and a farmer center.

Architects Rodrigo Chain and Jheny Nieto have shared their winning design for the New Gramalote Market Plaza with us, a structure of 15 concrete modules that occupies a steeply sloping site. Read on after the break for more on the design.

Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto

La Leroteca / Lacaja Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila
  • Architects: Lacaja Arquitectos
  • Location: Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Architect In Charge: Gloria Serna Meza
  • Area: 152.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila

Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia

© David Uribe
© David Uribe
  • Architects: Arquitectura en Estudio, Natalia Heredia
  • Location: Payandé, Villeta, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Design Team: Carlos Nuñez, Natalia Heredia
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Uribe

© David Uribe © David Uribe © David Uribe © David Uribe

Chemical Engineering & Chemistry Building / Universidad Nacional de Colombia

  • Architects: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Location: Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  • Design Team: Claudia Lucia Rueda León, Diego Andrés Rodas Ovalle, Germán Vargas Escobar, Andrés Felipe Martínez Arismendi
  • Associate Professor: José Fernando Muñoz Robledo
  • Area: 7226.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Germán Vargas Escobar, Constructor Andrés Moreno Sánchez, Andrés Felipe Martínez Arismendi, Courtesy of Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Juan Gabriel Ocampo Hurtado

Courtesy of Universidad Nacional de Colombia Courtesy of Universidad Nacional de Colombia Courtesy of Universidad Nacional De Colombia Courtesy of Universidad Nacional De Colombia