Architecture | Urban Design |
Chía, Cundinamarca, Colombia
TAB - Daniel Bonilla
Adriana Hernandez - Juan Sebastián Rubio -
Cindy Jimenez – Fabian Luna - Camila Katich - Isabel Saffon
The natural elements such as the Bogotá river awere fundamental to develop the competition’s concept.
The proposal intended to expand the preexistent lake, integrating the nature with the natural environment.
The set of volumes are located with three urban intentions: Fist of all, it creates an urban entrance through a volume which is perforated in the first floor, creating an urban threshold in the principal avenue. As an addition of this prima, three independents volumes are located to form an internal central plaza, which recreates the typical typology of the campus’ buildings, which are, interconnected through the preexistent principal axes. Third of all, the loose volumes are located facing the waterbody to integrate the water to the everyday life of the University, creating several slopes of recreational landscapes.
The volumes pretend to levitate in the water, creating a strong relationship between the natural and the building environment
Pure prima which delimits the Campus Boundaries.
The prima is divided into two, creating two volumes, one
which faces the city and another one facing the Campus and the waterbody.
The volume that faces the natural water is divided in three volumes, increasing the Campus permeability.
The exterior volume is perforated in the first floor, forming an urban entrance which allows the constant flow of pedestrians.
The internal volumes are rotated, which allows each façade to look to the Campu’s landscape. Furthermore, this setting forms different types of congregation plazas.
Between the individual volumes, some slopes are generated creating a strong link between the building and the Campus.