At the edge of Bogota’s historic downtown, where the summit of the mountains of Monserrate and Guadalupe collide, at the edge of the pedestrian promenade of the Jimenez Ave. and in front the Periodistas Square, The Bicentennial Tower rises. Forerunner of the urban renovation of the spoiled city center The Tower hopes to revitalize the area by incorporating a shopping area, a business hotel and 40 residential units. Integrated to the city by Transmilenio (Bus Rapid Transit), next to an urban promenade and to a public square, right in the middle of a lively public space. Having a tower next to the historical colonial town, and in an area where mayor buildings from the past 200 years, and with great examples of Bogotá modernist architecture, the tower draws design elements from this heritage, like the simplicity in the volumes and a sober aesthetics, which generates a minimalistic sequence of 4 interlocked boxes.
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