JWT Bogotá Headquarters / AEI Arquitectura e Interiores

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Architects: AEI Arquitectura e Interiores
Location: , Colombia
Area: 2,300 sqm
Date: October 2011
Main Director: Marta Gallo
Design Director: Juan Pablo Campos, Natalia Heredia
Designers: Laura Rosso, Ignacio Arciniegas
Photographs: Andrés Valbuena

Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti

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Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: , Colombia
Design Team: Susana Somoza, Andres Sarmiento, Nestor Gualteros, Oscar Cano, Lucia Largo
Structural Engineer: Nicolas Parva
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jorge Gamboa

Belen Police Station / EDU

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Architects: EDU
Location: – Medellin, Zona Sur Occidental – Comuna 16 Belén, Carrera 73 con calle 14
Project Team: Arq. John Octavio Ortiz; Arq. Carlos Mario Rodriguez, Arq. Andres Lujan, Arq. Carmen Hurtado, Prac. Arq. Patricia Arango
Construction: Coninsa Ramon HS.A
Project area: 4.098 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of EDU

Casa M / Plan B Arquitectos

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Architect: Plan B Arquitectos
Location: Medellín, El Poblado Quarter,
Project Manager: + Federico Mesa
Project Team: Daniel Tobón, Carlos Blanco, Sebastián Serna, Ivanovha Benedetto
Text: Plan B Arquitectos
Project Year: 2011
Area: 360 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Gomez

Rio Cedro House / Plan B Arquitectos

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Architect: Plan B Arquitectos
Location: , Colombia
Project Manager: Felipe Mesa + Federico Mesa
Project Ream: Ivanovha Benedetto, Sebastián Serna, Carlos Blanco
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Sergio Gomez

Medellin’s Architectural Renaissance

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A through architecture has been unfolding throughout the past several years in Colombia’s second largest city – Medellin. Home to 3.5 million inhabitants it was plagued by violence in the 1980’s and 1990’s. However, through an ambitious plan headed by former mayor Sergio Fajardo, the cityscape has undergone a dramatic shift since his election in 2003. One of the defining principles of this initiative that invested millions into civic architecture and public infrastructure was to build in some of the roughest districts of the city.  More details after the break.

Gimnasio Campestre / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

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Architects: MGP arquitectura y Urbanismo / Felipe González-Pacheco
Location: , Colombia
Designers: Felipe González-Pacheco, Alvaro Bohorquez, Alberto Aranda
Team: Juliana Sorzano, Paola Moreno, José Cohecha, Camilo Correa
Construction: Exacta proyecto total, Luis Guillermo Vallejo
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 6,200 sqm
Photographs: Andrés Valbuena

Four Sport Scenarios / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa (Plan:b)

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Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa (Plan:b)
Location: Medellín,
Constructor: Coninsa-Ramón H
Structural Engineering: Nicolás Parra y Daniel Lozano – CNI Ingenieros
Electrical Engineering: EBINGEL
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Bogota Tourist Information Spots / Juan Melo, Camilo Delgadillo

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Architects: Juan Melo,
Location: Bogota,
Client: Instituto Distrital de Turismo Bogotá + ETB
Construction: Consorcio Inmetsa
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Gustav Arvidsson

New Doctorate’s Building, National University Bogota / Steven Holl Architects


The importance of the National University of campus began with its enlightened master plan by the architect Leopold Rother in the 1930s. With its green center, classical axiality, and layered concentricity, the campus contains some wonderful examples of architecture.

Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Design Architects: Steven Holl, Chris McVoy, Garrick Ambrose
Senior Partner in Charge: Chris McVoy
Project Architect: Garrick Ambrose
Project Team: Johanna Muszbek, Scott Fredricks, Dimitra Tsachrelia
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Project Area: 70,000 sqf

Disconnected Pavilion / Plan B Arquitectos

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Architects: Plan: b Arquitectos + Federico Mesa
Location: Medellín,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Sergio Gómez

Barn House / Oficina Informal

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Architects: Oficina Informal - Antonio Yemail + Michel Pineda
Location: Sisga, Cundinamarca,
Design: Antonio Yemail and Michel Pineda
Construction: Informal Office, Carlos Picón (master builder), Benjamín González (metal structures)
Project area: 240 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2008
Photographs: Mateo Pérez

AeI Headquarters / Arquitectura e Interiores

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Architects: Arquitectura e Interiores, AeI
Location: ,
Design Department Director: Juan Pablo Campos
Design Quality Coordinator: Natalia Heredia
Architect Designer: Ignacio Arciniegas
Construction Department Director: Daniel Salcedo
Project Coordinator: Alfonso Llanos
Architect Building Supervisor: Maria Fernanda Correa
Project Director: Marta Gallo
General Manager / Partner: Juliana Fernandez
Project area: 910 sqm
Photographs: Andres Valbuena

Casa las Palmas / Carlos Eduardo Molina Londoño Architect

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Location: Medellín,
Client: Claudia Lopez, Gustavo Rojas
Photographs: Carlos Tobon

House on the Slope / Paisajes Emergentes


Architects: Paisajes Emergentes
Location: El Retiro, Antioquia, Colombia
Collaborators: Juan Carlos Aristizábal, Farid Maya, Erica Martínez and Sebastián Monsalve
Landscape: + Carlos Zapata
Structural Design: Jorge Aristizábal
Contractor: Gedesa
Project Area: 480 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2010
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

El Porvenir Social Kindergarden / Giancarlo Mazzanti

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Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Bosa, Bogota,
Project Team: Fredy Pantoja, Susana Somoza, Ricardo Silva, Andrés Sarmiento, Juliana Angarita, Rocio Lamprea, Jairo Ovalle, Andrés Morales, Maria Alejandra Perez
Collaborators: Felipe Castro, Beatriz Robayo, Ramon Morales
Model: Jaime Borbon
Project Area: 2,100 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Rodrigo Davila

Housing for Colombian Soccer Team / Adriana Hernández Quicazan & DL+A

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Architects Rene Daniels Ayala + Miguel Angel Lozano Vargas + Adriana Hernández Quicazan have designed a proposal from the housing of the Colombian Soccer Team, along with vegetal trails and sports fields, on the site of the main open and public space of , the Parque Simón Bolívar in , Colombia. The design proposes an articulation of the Metropolitan Park in its relationship to the rest of the city.

More information and images after the break.

Video: Jardin El Porvenir / Giancarlo Mazzanti by Cristobal Palma

Architecture photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us another of his high quality video productions.

This time he presents us the new Jardin El Porvenir kindergarten in Bogota, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti.

You can see our previous features on Mazzanti’s work, and also other projects photographed by Cristobal Palma.

Soon more info on this project.