PUBLIC COMPETITION

2016

LOCATION

Bogota, Colombia

DESIGNERS

Switch Architects S.A.S.

 

German Bahamon - Architect

Julian Quiroz - Architect

Santiago Alarcon - Architect

Julian Soto - Architect

COMPETITION BY 

ERU - Urban Renovation Company

SCA - Colombian Society of Architects
 

COMPETITION 2016

Ideas renovation for Voto Nacional & La Estanzuela Area at Bogota, Colombia

RENDERING

German Bahamon - Architect

The competition was seeking for innovation ideas to improve the urban, enviorement, social and economic conditions of the area, designing an ocupation model that guarantee development and improvement to the area as a model for the city.

This project was selected into the best 10 ideas to consider as the right way to improve the city, we recognized the important commercial and historic impact that the area apport from the city to the country and recognizing the deterioration of the area we used as the most potential tool to "swipe" or "switch" the bad things into the most value ones. Transforming the most dangerous and scary area of Bogota into the principal model proposing to balance the full and empty spaces between the nature and the people by re-connecting the commercial and culture with three principal things. 

A. Unification & Urban connection.

B. Morphology & building typology.

C. Urban landscaping. 

Each one of this axis have different guidelines called strategies in multiple scales looking to resolve problems from the buttom by boundaring strategis, street hierarchy, metropolitan character, blocks, bulding typologhy, the street and natural balance, to connect all the present and future plans from the area to the city. 

A. UNIFICATION & URBAN CONNECTION

first Axis

On this axis all the strategies are looking to connect the area with the rest of the city, including the other future urban plans as subway projection, "tercer milenio Park" with the internal urban net connections.

BOUNDARING STRATEGIES

Density on perimeter
with mixes uses

Permeability on boundaring

buildings

Mix of uses to bring

commercial uses

Recovering block corners

7th street for the people

STREET HIERARCHY

Improve transit net

Bicycle and ecologic
transport

Streets as public spaces

METROPOLITAN CHARACTER

Connecting public space net

with equipment

Connect Ecologic structure

of the city with the area

Integrate the subway line

Connect the principal 

public space structure

B. MORPHOLOGY AND BUILDING TYPOLOGIE

Second Axis

On this axis all the strategies are looking to connect the area with the rest of the city, including the other future urban plans as subway projection, "tercer milenio Park" with the internal urban net connections.

BLOCKS

BUILDING TYPE

STREET

Inside squares

Re-adjustment of
lands

New opens for 

public spaces

Bigger side-walks

24/7 Activity

Vertical

permeability

Recovering old
buildings

high buildings 
around Martires sq 

Breaking black

side building

Recovering 
warehouses

Improve and make

bigger side-walks

Operation and 

logistic on industrial

charge

Sub-side walks

C. URBAN LANDSCAPING

Third Axis

Now the public space connect with the ecological structure of the city giving us the opportunity to build a new net bringing the people to be part of, the idea to expand the green side of the city into the full and empty space is the future.

NATURE BALANCE

From the grey to the

green

Green tunnels on 

the street supported by 

commercial and cultural

uses

Connect the public

space by a new axis

Sostenability

Green mass

BLOCK SUMMARY

As first model

This block is showing the intentions of our plan under the three axis, keeping the historic buildings to bring more value and quality to the area.

VOTO NACIONAL & LA ESTANZUELA AREA

Context

The area by the competition are 39 blocks where we found the most dangerous area in the city called "EL BRONX". (Our opportunity to charm). what we want to do is to apply the strategies on the zone. See bellow,

PROPOSAL

Urban Plan

What is red was located the most dangerous area of the city, we want to transform it into the most value part of the area as a detonate proyections to start the transformation of the area.

we re-plan almost the whole buildings for there bad situation and made a new typologie buildings architecture.

BUILDINGS TYPOLOGIE

Scheme

What is red was located the most dangerous area of the city, we want to transform it into the most value part of the area as a detonate proyections to start the transformation of the area.

we re-plan almost the whole buildings for there bad situation and made a new typologie buildings architecture.

Buildings in front of street type V-2

Commercial zone

Acces from streets

Sub-Parking

Small Commercial

Second storie public space

Green roof

Conection with subway

Bogota Subway

Directly connection with green

Entry spaces

Squares inside of blocks

Green roof face to interior blocks

Green dividor

Equipment

Connection with bycicle network

Communal areas between residents

Stairs

Recovering interiors

Featured facades

Services

Social and culture connection

Complementary activity

Buildings in front of street type V-2

Commercial zone

Acces from streets

Sub-Parking

Small Commercial

Second storie public space

Green roof

Conection with subway

Bogota Subway

Directly connection with green

Entry spaces

Squares inside of blocks

Green roof face to interior blocks

Green dividor

Equipment

Connection with bycicle network

Communal areas between residents

Stairs

Recovering interiors

Featured facades

Services

Social and culture connection

Complementary activity

EXISTING AIR PICTURE

Provided by SCA

What you can see on the picture is a messy city, with lot of poverty around and of course insecurity, also, couple historic important buildings and one big square with a little bit of green called "Plaza del voto Nacional", place where people used to go to vote for political elections.

Buildings in front of street type V-2

Commercial zone

Acces from streets

Sub-Parking

Small Commercial

Second storie public space

Green roof

Conection with subway

Bogota Subway

Directly connection with green

Entry spaces

Squares inside of blocks

Green roof face to interior blocks

Green dividor

Equipment

Connection with bycicle network

Communal areas between residents

Stairs

Recovering interiors

Featured facades

Services

Social and culture connection

Complementary activity

Buildings in front of street type V-2

Commercial zone

Acces from streets

Sub-Parking

Small Commercial

Second storie public space

Green roof

Conection with subway

Bogota Subway

Directly connection with green

Entry spaces

Squares inside of blocks

Green roof face to interior blocks

Green dividor

Equipment

Connection with bycicle network

Communal areas between residents

Stairs

Recovering interiors

Featured facades

Services

Social and culture connection

Complementary activity

PROPOSAL

Rendering by German Bahamon

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