Camber of Commerce Building in Chapinero / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Dávila

Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Location: , Bogota,
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

West 8 Set to Revitalize Colombia’s Rio Cali Park

Paseo Linear. Image Courtesy of West 8

After forty years of social upheaval, , 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.

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

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Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Location: , Bogota,
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

Plaza de La Libertad Civic Center / OPUS + Toroposada Arquitectos

© Sergio Gómez

Architects: OPUS, Toroposada Arquitectos
Location: Medellín, , Colombia
Project Area: 61000.0 m2
Photographs: Sergio Gómez

BO House / Plan B Arquitectos

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Architects: Plan B Arquitectos
Location: , Antioquia,
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

Embera Atrato Medio School / Plan B Arquitectos

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Architects: Plan B Arquitectos
Location: Vigía del Fuerte, , Colombia
Project Manager: Felipe Mesa + Federico Mesa
Work Team: Carlos Blanco, Daniel Tobón
Area: 1305.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Julian Castro , Alejandro Arango

Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos

© Isaac Ramírez

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

El Carajo House / Obranegra Arquitectos

© Nicolás Mántaras

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

Pies Descalzos School / Giancarlo Mazzanti

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Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Cartagena, Bolivar,
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

CR House / H+H Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Dávila

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

Click Clack Hotel / Plan B Arquitectos

© Andrés Valbuena

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

El Guadual Children Center / Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez

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Architects: Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman, Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez
Location: Villarrica, , Cauca department,
Area: 1823.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez

Santa María de los Caballeros Chapel / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

© Andrés Valbuena

Architects: MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo
Location: Calle 165 N.8A -50 , Colombia
Architect In Charge: Felipe González-Pacheco Mejía, Álvaro Bohórquez Rivero
Design Team: María Andrea Díaz, Laura Caicedo, Uriel Rivera, María Francisca Echeverri, Camilo Correa, Santiago Suarez.
Area: 1695.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrés Valbuena

Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados

© Andrés Valvuena

Architects: Arquiteck & Asociados
Location: , Bogota,
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 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrés Valvuena

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

Courtesy of Farhid Maya

Architects: + Diana Herrera + + Farhid Maya
Location: Antioquia, Colombia
Project Area: 894 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Farhid Maya

Lightweight Concrete Structure Wins Competition for New Gramalote Market Plaza

Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto

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 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.

La Leroteca / Lacaja Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Dávila

Architects: Lacaja Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Gloria Serna Meza
Area: 152 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila

Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia

© David Uribe

Architects: Arquitectura en Estudio + 
Location: Payandé, Villeta, , Colombia
Design Team: Carlos Nuñez, Natalia Heredia
Area: 550 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Uribe