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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.

Bicentennial Tower in Bogotá, Colombia by Entorno AID + CMS+GMP

 
October 11th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Entorno AID

At the edge of Bogota’s historic downtown, where the summit of the mountains of Monserrate and Guadalupe collide, at the edge of the pedestrian promenade of the Jimenez Ave. and in front the Periodistas Square, The Bicentennial Tower rises.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

  • Architects: Entorno AID,  CMS+GMP
  • Project: Bicentennial Tower
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Photography: Jairo Llano
  • Software used: Autocad V10, Autodesk
  • Design Team: José Helo, Manuel Laverde, Juan Pérez, Oscar Rodríguez, Camilo Manrique, Ma. Cristina Manrique
  • Area: 189.990 sqf
  • Number of stories: 17 stories
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Completion: 2013
  • Developer and Construction: CMS + GMP

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Forerunner of the urban renovation of the spoiled city center The Tower hopes to revitalize the area by incorporating a shopping area, a business hotel and 40 residential units. Integrated to the city by Transmilenio (Bus Rapid Transit), next to an urban promenade and to a public square, right in the middle of a lively public space.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Having a tower next to the historical colonial town, and in an area where mayor buildings from the past 200 years, and with great examples of Bogotá modernist architecture, the tower draws design elements from this heritage, like the simplicity in the volumes and a sober aesthetics, which generates a minimalistic sequence of 4 interlocked boxes.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

The main entrance is dominated by a terrace which gives a sense of connection to the nearby square and allows the public space to extend within the tower, once you enter the double height lobby, which houses separate access to the 3 different uses by means of 8 elevators.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

On the ground floor there is a food court surrounded by an inner courtyard filled with tropical vegetation, meant to give this space a sense of permanence and a public nature which enriches the neighborhood. The shopping arcades, typical of the historic downtown have been reinterpreted with the next 3 floors of enclosed retail.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

When the hotel elevators reach the 4th floor they open right into the lobby bar and greet the traveler into a 53 suites business hotel which spans to the 7th floor. In the main façade, a break in the windows emphasizes a change in the use of the tower, and marks the beginning of the dwelling portion of the tower which spans until the top of the tower on the 17th floor. 40, one and two bedroom apartments with magnificent views of the city, some towards the historical neighborhood of La Candelaria, other to the mountains nearby, but all of them offer unique panoramas of the city.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

Image Courtesy © Entorno AID, CMS+GMP

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