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.
ATRIO in Bogotá, Colombian by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)
April 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)
RSHP unveils plans for mixed-use development in central Bogotá
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ATRIO, a major mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá comprising two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.
Located next to the junction of Avenida El Dorado and Avenida Caracas in the Colombian capital, the North Tower rises to 200 metres (44 floors) and is overlooked by the South Tower at 268 metres (59 floors), providing a total of more than 250,000 m2 of office space, public services and retail.
Together with a generous allocation of public space, which constitutes two thirds of the whole site, the development is an important step in the regeneration of the area known as Centro Internacional, bringing new business, tourism, public transport and culture to city’s former business district with up to 72,000 people expected to pass through each day.
Simon Smithson, Partner and lead designer at RSHP, said: “The clients brief was not only to deliver class office accommodation but also to create a new public space at the heart of the city. The project is a really exciting opportunity to contribute to the resurgence of a civic society in Bogota.”