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  4. Colombia
  5. KdF Arquitectura
  6. 2015
  7. La Principal / KDF Arquitectura

La Principal / KDF Arquitectura

  • 13:00 - 14 March, 2016
La Principal / KDF Arquitectura
La Principal  / KDF Arquitectura, © Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango
© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango

© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango © Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango © Lucho Mariño © Lucho Mariño + 24

  • Directora de Diseño

    D.I. Daniela Barbosa Acevedo
  • Constructor(es):

    KDF Arquitectura
  • Directora creativa y diseñadora gráfica

    Arutza Rico Onzaga
  • Estrategia de marca

    María Fernanda Morales
  • Costo de la obra

    398.000.000 COP
  • Fecha de terminación

    Mayo de 2015
  • Área Del Lote

    352,1 mt2
  • Área Intervenida

    450 mt2
  • Cliente

    Samarios D.C. S.A.S.
  • Software Usados

  • Ilustradora (mapa de Colombia)

    Luisa Uribe
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© Lucho Mariño
© Lucho Mariño

Text description provided by the architects. This restaurant updates the presentation and preparation of Colombia´s most popular recipes and flavors. Its name, “La Principal”, is the term used to call the main street of any Colombian town. The branding goal was to make a visual contemporary re-interpretation associated to the most recognizable Colombian gastronomic traditions.

© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango
© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango

The design teams at both p576 and KDF Arquitectura chose to recover typical Colombian imaginary for every design aspect, from graphic design to interior architecture: playful shapes, traditional craftsmanship, emblematic histories and, of course, a cheerful mood; even the fluorescent colors of the new visual identity are a vivacious take on the Colombian flag.


“La Principal” is strategically located in Bogota’s 72nd street financial center, in a traditional post-colonial unit chosen from a three-house set. The design team at KDF Arquitectura decided to eliminate all additions made by previous owners, leaving the original structure and intervening, alongside traditional craftsmen, its characteristic spaces to embody four iconic “regions” in Colombian cooking.

© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango
© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango

The portico -Salón Cartagena- features a rustic Zapan wood floor, an adobe dome and stone walls that evoke Cartagena de Indias and its traditional Caribbean flavour; in the foyer, the Magdalena Bar and its exclusive handmade concrete tiles and crafted lattices reminds us of Colombia’s great river and its diversity, while the Pacífico Hall and its pre-columbine inspired pattern brick floors and soil and stucco walls are evocative of the raw and unexplored magic of this coast.

Corte BB
Corte BB

The restored cobble floor at the Bogotá Patio is a cue to the country’s interior architecture. A hammered iron handrail and rustic Zapan wood staircase takes us to the second floor, which houses the companies offices and public restrooms. A colorful mural about Colombia’s rich culinary ingredients is the corridor's main feature.

© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango
© Niko Jacob – Emilio Arango
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "La Principal / KDF Arquitectura" 14 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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