RSHP unveils plans for a mixed-use development in central bogotá
 
RSHP unveils plans for a mixed-use development in central bogotá
mar 18, 2015

RSHP unveils plans for a mixed-use development in central bogotá

RSHP unveils plans for a mixed-use development in central bogotá
all images courtesy of rogers stirk harbour and partners

 

 

 

rogers stirk harbour + partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ‘ATRIO’, a major mixed-use commercial development in central bogotá that comprises 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 meters (44 floors) and is overlooked by the south tower, which stands at a height of 268 meters (59 floors). the scheme provides more than 250,000 square meters of office space, public services and retail outlets.

richard rogers stirk harbour partners RSHP atrio development bogota columbia designboom
the development comprises two towers connected by a large, open public space

 

 

 

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. the project intends to bring new business, tourism, public transport and culture to the 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 client’s 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.’

richard rogers stirk harbour partners RSHP atrio development bogota columbia designboom
the scheme is an important step in the regeneration of the area

 

 

 

ATRIO is an initiative of a group of colombian construction companies – group <a>, arpro and QBO. alvaro torres, project manager for the group, said: ‘ATRIO is undoubtedly the most important real estate development in colombia in the last decade. its design will generate more than 10,000 square meters of public open space, and the construction methods and international teams involved will allow us to deliver an architectural icon that will create a new entry point to the city.’

richard rogers stirk harbour partners RSHP atrio development bogota columbia designboom
site plan detailing the footprint of the two towers

 

 

 

the project is designed to be rolled out in two phases, with the first building ATRIO north tower due to deliver more than 50,000 square meters of flexible office space, 4,600 square meters of public services and 1,800 square meters of retail. construction of the first phase began in december 2014 with preliminary excavations and is expected to complete in late 2018.

richard rogers stirk harbour partners RSHP atrio development bogota columbia designboom
construction of the project’s first phase began in december 2014

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