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Medellin's Architectural Renaissance

© Flickr / David Peña
© Flickr / David Peña

A renaissance 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.

© Flickr / David Peña © Wikimedia Commons / SajoR © Iwan Baan © Wikimedia Commons / Albeiror24

Centre for Promotion of Science proposal / Paisajes Emergentes + Productora

Courtesy of Paisajes Emergentes + Productora
Courtesy of Paisajes Emergentes + Productora

Paisajes Emergentes, along with Productora, shared with us their proposal for the Centre for Promotion of Science Competition in Belgrade, Serbia. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Townshift Competition proposal / Paisajes Emergentes

Colombian architects Paisajes Emergentes received second prize for their proposal for the Townshift International Competition in Canada.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

Museum of Polish History proposal / Paisajes Emergentes

Colombian architects Paisajes Emergentes (one of our AD Futures) shared with us their proposal for the Museum of Polish History competition. The project consists in five historical galleries articulated by an open air courtyard.

More images and architect’s description after the break.