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La Felicidad School / FP arquitectura

12:00 - 14 March, 2019
 La Felicidad School / FP arquitectura, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fontibón, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Iván Forgioni, José Puentes
  • Design Team

    Juan José López, Juan Felipe Mejía, Laura Muñeton, Daniela Núñez
  • Area

    7917.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

Usaquén Urban Wetland / CESB / Obraestudio

12:00 - 4 March, 2019
Usaquén Urban Wetland / CESB / Obraestudio, © Daniel Segura
© Daniel Segura

80-ONCE Business & Living / Sestral S.A

17:00 - 14 February, 2019
80-ONCE Business & Living / Sestral S.A, © Jairo Llano
© Jairo Llano

© Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano + 25

Giancarlo Mazzanti develops Architectural Toy Series inspired by Bogota Pavilion

11:00 - 1 February, 2019

El Equipo de Mazzanti, led by Giancarlo Mazzanti, has developed a line of toys inspired by their playful Bosque de la Esperanza sports center on the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia. The first edition of the “We Play You Play” toy series inspired by the firm’s most recognizable architectural and social projects, the Bosque de la Esperanza toy set embodies Mazzanti’s ethos of “using the playful as a design tool.”

With more than 15 years of experience in architectural design, the Mazzanti team developed a special interest in using play as a method of involving and encouraging social behavior within the communities impacted by their designs. The Bosque de la Esperanza set therefore contains 16 modular pieces and 30 connectors, with complex geometries igniting a cognitive element, and creative challenge.

Courtesy of El Equipo Mazzanti Courtesy of El Equipo Mazzanti Courtesy of El Equipo Mazzanti Courtesy of El Equipo Mazzanti + 12

Masa / Studio Cadena

11:00 - 15 January, 2019
Masa / Studio Cadena, © Naho Kubota
© Naho Kubota

© Naho Kubota © Benjamin Cadena © Ambiente Familiar © Ambiente Familiar + 27

CORTEZZA / TERRANUM

20:00 - 7 December, 2018
CORTEZZA / TERRANUM, © Llano Fotografía
© Llano Fotografía

© Llano Fotografía © Llano Fotografía © Llano Fotografía © Llano Fotografía + 19

Urban Sketchers Bogotá Pay Tribute to Architect Rogelio Salmona

08:00 - 25 November, 2018
Urban Sketchers Bogotá Pay Tribute to Architect Rogelio Salmona , Cortesía de Mayerlly Cuta
Cortesía de Mayerlly Cuta

Architect Mayerlly Cuta along with the architect and visual artist Carlos Alberto Hernández founded Urban Sketchers Bogotá," a worldwide movement of drawing that promotes the practice of drawing in Bogota streets, capturing real-time life in the city.

From October 24 to November 9, an exhibition was held in homage to architect Rogelio Salmona. According to Cuta, they sought to commemorate the architect 11 years after his death by drawing his present works in the city of Bogotá. "As managers, we began to draw and promote his works. Later converting them into an exhibition. The Colombian Society of Architects and the Rogelio Salmona Foundation joined the project, leading to the Drawing to Salmona Call. This call brought together more than 100 people and collected more than 300 drawings that came from different cities in the country and the world."

Top 10 Architectural Photography Locations in Bogotá

06:00 - 4 November, 2018
Top 10 Architectural Photography Locations in Bogotá, Torres del Parque. Image © Stefanía Álvarez
Torres del Parque. Image © Stefanía Álvarez

If you're an architecture aficionado, the Colombian capital of Bogota should be high on your list. The city's architecture contains bits and pieces from throughout the country's history, from colonial structures to classical designs from the time of the Republic.

If you're a first time visitor to Bogotá —or a native tourist in your own city— we recommend this architecture guide for the top 10 locations to capture the city's best works.

Bogotá, Through the Lens of Leo Matiz

06:00 - 21 October, 2018
Bogotá. Image © Archivo de Bogotá
Bogotá. Image © Archivo de Bogotá

Bogota's modernization between 1940 and 1970 is featured in a wide array of books, magazines, and photo albums, as well as in the city's own public and private archives. Every one of these sources reveals a deliberate, as well as critical, approximation of how modern architecture reconfigured the city's center and brought together the new buildings and urban space with the already existing cityscape.

When analyzing the impact of photography from the street, it's impossible not to talk about Leo MatizArmando Matiz, and Hernán Díaz. These three photographers have captured the personalities, events, and urban life of Bogotá. Here, we've compiled some of their most noted works featuring the streets, plazas, crosswalks, and landmarks of Bogotá. Through their photography, modern heritage finds a place on the stage of collective memory, where architecture and urban spaces are the stars. 

In this edition of Bogotá in 10 photographs, we will come to know the legacy of Leo Matiz:

Bogotá. Image © Archivo de Bogotá Bogotá. Image © Archivo de Bogotá Bogotá. Image © Archivo de Bogotá Bogotá. Image © Archivo de Bogotá + 7

Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá

19:00 - 12 October, 2018
Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Sergio Gómez © Rodrigo Dávila + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cl. 202 #56-50, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Category

  • Author Architects

    Daniel Bonilla y Marcela Albornoz
  • Design Team

    Andrés Gutierrez, Adriana Hernández, David Kita, Rodrigo Montoya, Juliana Lozano, Mauricio Patiño, Cristian Echeverría
  • Area

    2816.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Herbarium JBB / Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora

15:00 - 14 September, 2018
Herbarium JBB / Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora, Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora
Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora

Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jardín Botánico de Bogotá, Cl. 63 #6895, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Category

  • Area

    635.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Wok Cedritos / Guillermo Fischer

15:00 - 16 March, 2018
Wok Cedritos / Guillermo Fischer, © Guillermo Fischer
© Guillermo Fischer

© Guillermo Fischer © Guillermo Fischer © Guillermo Fischer © Guillermo Fischer + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Category

  • Collaborators architects

    Nelson Barrera, Nora Elena Restrepo, David Contreras
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Drone Photographs of Bogotá's Grand Architecture Show the "Unedited" Side of the City

14:00 - 12 February, 2018
Drone Photographs of Bogotá's Grand Architecture Show the "Unedited" Side of the City, La Biblioteca Virgilio Barco from a certain perspective inspired by the movie "Inception". Image © Camilo Monzón
La Biblioteca Virgilio Barco from a certain perspective inspired by the movie "Inception". Image © Camilo Monzón

Colombian graphic designer and creative director Camilo Monzón's Instagram account is not your average catalog of Bogotá's iconic architecture. 

Camilo explains that his particular way of capturing the city arose while he tried out his drone. "I realized that the tiles from nearby buildings showed me an unedited side of Bogotá that should be revealed and shown to everyone," he said in a conversation with ArchDaily en Español. "I think of it as rediscovering the city."

Ágora-Bogotá / Estudio Herreros + Consorcio Bermúdez Arquitectos

15:00 - 26 January, 2018
Ágora-Bogotá / Estudio Herreros + Consorcio Bermúdez Arquitectos , © Enrique Guzmán
© Enrique Guzmán

© Enrique Guzmán © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Enrique Guzmán + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Category

  • Project Authors

    Juan Herreros, Daniel Bermúdez, Jens Richter
  • Directors

    Ramón Bermúdez, Gonzalo Rivas, Stan Van der Maas
  • Team

    Carmen Antón (eH), Juan Carlos Ardila , David Barbosa, Jaime Barrera , Julián Beltrán, Camilo Brito, David Caballero, Laura Dorado, María Franco, Raúl García, David Gómez, Airam González, Iván Guerrero, Andrés Gutiérrez, Sergio Jiménez, Víctor Lacima, Juan Fernando Martínez, Margarita Martínez, Ana María Noriega, Juan Camilo Ortegón, Mª Ángeles Peñalver, Abraham Piñate, Juan Reyes, María Ríus, Alberto Roa, Luis Ángel Rivera, Esteban Salcedo, Beatriz Salinas, Paula Sopó, Martha Sosa Dias, Catalina Venegas
  • Area

    70000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Constructing the Curriculum: William McDonough's Cradle to Cradle Building to Inspire the Next Generation

14:00 - 24 September, 2017
Constructing the Curriculum: William McDonough's Cradle to Cradle Building to Inspire the Next Generation, Courtesy of William McDonough + Partners
Courtesy of William McDonough + Partners

Tackling the widespread issue of climate change, Universidad EAN (UEAN) in Bogotá, Colombia illustrates the same construction philosophy taught to the students in their new building under the title of ‘Project Legacy.' As the next generation fill the seats of the new auditorium they will be party to the very thinking that went behind the building, solidifying their knowledge as they get to experience it first-hand.

The architects, William McDonough + Partners, are no stranger to the cradle-to-cradle ethos that inspires their sustainable approach. The philosophy models the human industry on the processes within nature to maximise usage of materials for as long as possible – recovering and regenerating products. These perpetual cycles are a long-term solution to the dominant system that uses the cheapest materials in manufacturing.

Courtesy of William McDonough + Partners Courtesy of William McDonough + Partners Courtesy of William McDonough + Partners Courtesy of William McDonough + Partners + 15

Naos Business Campus / Arquitectura en Estudio

14:00 - 19 September, 2017
Naos Business Campus / Arquitectura en Estudio, © Llano Fotografía
© Llano Fotografía

© Llano Fotografía © Llano Fotografía © Llano Fotografía © Llano Fotografía + 32

Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti

10:00 - 20 July, 2017
Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Andrés Valbuena Courtesy of El Equipo de Mazzanti + 63

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Design Team

    Giancarlo Mazzanti, Sebastián Negret, Fredy Fortich, Alberto Aranda, Felipe Pombo, Rocío Lamprea, César Grisales, Juan Sebastián Muñoz, Lorenza Baroncelli, Marcela Gómez, Julián Otalora, Trinidad Guzmán, Sebastián Corredor, Daniel Cely, Ana Varona, Manuela Guzmán, Juan Carlos Zúñiga, Dorotea Rojas, Diego Casas, Laura Luque, Juan Sebastián Tocaruncho, Iván Bernal, Maria Sol Echeverry, Patricia Gualteros.
  • Technical Architect

    Clara Vila
  • Technical drawer

    Julián Otalora
  • Area

    32000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

EAN University / Daniel Bonilla + Marcela Albornoz

16:00 - 14 February, 2017
EAN University / Daniel Bonilla + Marcela Albornoz, ©  Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila + 20