Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá

Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2816
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Alfa, Cemex, Diaco, Ladrillera Santafé, Metasa, Rafael Pérez Arquitectura
  • Intervention And General Direction: EXACTA Proyecto Total
  • Structure: IPI
  • Author Architects: Daniel Bonilla y Marcela Albornoz
  • Design Team: Andrés Gutierrez, Adriana Hernández, David Kita, Rodrigo Montoya, Juliana Lozano, Mauricio Patiño, Cristian Echeverría
  • City: Bogotá
  • Country: Colombia
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© Sergio Gómez

Text description provided by the architects. The building has an interesting dual relationship, the first floor is used for music and dance, while the second floor accommodates plastic arts. The two levels (and therefore the programmatic areas) are linked by a generous open-air (covered) grand staircase-hall-gallery which articulates and simultaneously acts as a meeting, performance and exhibition space.

Floor Plan 1

Brick was chosen as the predominant material for the building, as the Arts Center sought to be integrated with the existing classroom buildings.

© Rodrigo Dávila
© Sergio Gómez

The building’s external palette was enhanced by the Zapan wood utilized for the central staircase and the colored tubes (red, orange and yellow) defining the upper façade. 

Floor Plan 2

The orchestra classrooms (which open into a single performance space) required particular acoustical management; the entire space was finished with timber – floor, walls, and ceilings – with a percentage of sound absorption panels (also utilized in other music rooms). The white walls and generous skylights of the art classrooms maximize natural light levels.

© Rodrigo Dávila

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Project location

Address:Cl. 202 #56-50, Bogotá, Colombia

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Cite: "Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá" [Centro de Artes / taller de arquitectura de bogotá] 12 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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