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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Universidad EAN – El Nogal Campus in Bogotá, Colombia by Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

 
May 25th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

Universidad EAN – El Nogal Campus – Classroom building is the result of a competition by invitation, where we propose to set up a university campus where the buildings are as important as the common open spaces. A place where students can meet, study, rest, … a second home for education and fun. The strategy was to generate a large colective space, a central upward spiral, surrounded by a classroom building (Phase 1) and the offices and welfare building.

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  • Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
  • Project: Universidad EAN – El Nogal Campus – Classroom building
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Client: Universidad EAN
  • Built area: 14016.8 m2
  • Construction date: 2009 -2011
  • Architectural design: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos – Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá /TAB
  • Design team: María Alejandra Echeverry, María Paula González, Elizabeth Añaños, Sebastián Chica, Alexander Roa, Guillermo Barahona, Alex Larin
  • Photographer: Rodrigo Dávila – Daniel Bonilla

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

The classroom building responds to a seven level’s prism. On the first floor are locate the access areas and the central library. On the upper floors standard classrooms are located, ending with a rooftop terrace for collective uses. The prism is affected by a series of random outcoming concrete boxes that break the volume’s monotony while serving as studing and meeting rooms.

For the façade we developed, along with the manufacturers, a singular element:
stressed micro perforated green shades, protecting the interiors from direct sunlight. This element gives a particular image to the building while highlighting the \”random boxes.\”

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

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