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Breathing Envelope

Vertically-stacked convention center and public spaces

Ágora Bogotá will be unique. The city’s new convention center is stacked vertically to minimize the building’s footprint and to correspondingly maximize the surface area of outdoor public spaces in the heart of the city.

The building features high levels of flexibility without compromising its architectural quality that is illuminated and ventilated naturally through an actively responding and acoustically sealed enclosure.

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Active envelope
Unconventional sustainability heralds start of deep urban transformation
Just one more floor to go
A dialog between architecture and engineering
“Sustainability? Common sense and rationality” – Jens Richter, Estudio Herreros
Acknowledgement prize for outstanding public infrastructure in Colombia
“Establishing a dialog between architecture and engineering, combining state-of-the-art technologies with formal expression” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Latin America
Project Details
Bogotá, Colombia
Daniel Bermúdez Samper
Main Author
Daniel Bermúdez Samper
Bermúdez Arquitectos, Colombia
Juan Herreros
Main Author
Juan Herreros
Estudio Herreros, Spain
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Latin America
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America

Acknowledgement prizes for five projects: Daniel Bermúdez and Juan Herreros for their vertically-stacked Convention …

“Sustainability? Common sense and rationality” – Jens Richter
“Sustainability? Common sense and rationality” – Jens Richter

Careful analysis of the site and its climatic conditions is at the heart of the Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize winner. …

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