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Colombia, Bogotá | "Next Generation" 4th prize, Latin America, 2020

Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
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Lina Fernanda Valencia Lozano - Santiago de Cali, Colombia; Juan Camilo Muñoz - Santiago de Cali, Colombia; Jhon Janer Salazar Ruiz - Santiago de Cali, Colombia Read more »

Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015

Articulated Site in Colombia
Articulated Site in Colombia

The UVA de La Imaginación project centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure. The obsolete tanks are repurposed to create public space, taking inspiration from the site’s history, surrounding topography, and structure of existing tanks and pools. The resulting intervention has minimal environmental impact and opened in 2015, forming part of a network of 20 parks.

Main Authors
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia Read more »

Colombia, Bogotá | Acknowledgement prize, Latin America, 2014

Breathing Envelope
Breathing Envelope

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.

Main Authors
Daniel Bermúdez Samper - Bermúdez Arquitectos, Bogota, Colombia; Juan Herreros - Estudio Herreros, Madrid, Spain Read more »

Colombia, Medellín | "Next Generation" 4th prize, Latin America, 2017

Revealing Infrastructure in Colombia
Revealing Infrastructure in Colombia

Multipurpose telecommunication towers: Network of mobile telephone telecommunication antennas incorporating multiple functions for the benefit of neighborhoods in Medellín, Colombia.

Main Authors
Alejandro Vargas Marulanda - Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín, Medellín, Colombia; Daniel Felipe Zuluaga Londoño - Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín, Medellín, Colombia; Iojann Restrepo García - Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín, Medellín, Colombia Read more »

Colombia, Cartagena | Acknowledgement prize, Latin America, 2017

Incremental Weaving in Colombia
Incremental Weaving in Colombia

Weaving working into living and houses into a neighborhood, the project encourages community building and the livelihood of inhabitants in Cartagena, Colombia.

Main Author
Adèle Naudé Santos - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU), Cambridge, USA Read more »

Colombia, Medellín | Gold, Latin America, 2008

Urban integration of an informal area
Urban integration of an informal area

Just a few years ago the city of Medellín was considered a center of violence and criminal activity. Now a fairytale transformation stands in its place. One of the catalysts for change is this project. Numerous measures and many stakeholders are involved in ensuring that the poorest receive only the best in infrastructure. 

Main Author
Gustavo Restrepo - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano, Medellín, Colombia Read more »

Colombia, Medellín | Encouragement prize, Latin America, 2005

From temporary shelters to permanent housing
From temporary shelters to permanent housing

This project is given distinction for its socially ambitious vision to provide affordable housing in areas where temporary shelters prevail. Due to political and financial limitations in the region, almost all provisional shelters tend to become permanent houses, yielding as a result unsustainable conditions for human residence.

Main Author
Alejandro Restrepo Montoya - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Medellin, Colombia Read more »
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