Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo in association with Schneider Arquitectos & Sergio Aguia 3D Images : Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans Client : Bogotá City Hall Programme : Bogotá City Hall Extension Surface : 15 000 sqm Status: National Competition
The project defines two interior open-air spaces: 1. a Courtyard – transition space between the Bolivar Square and the new dependencies of Bogotá City Hall – its scales and function relates to the historic centre courtyard typology. 2. a Garden – large dimension free open space that respects the existent vegetation and creates a green heart for the working environment.
A first building is conceived in direct relation with the existing municipal palace, constituting a unique volumetric urban unit in dialogue between Bogotá city hall history and its contemporaneity. A second building reconstitutes the urban block limits and readjusts the heights of the immediate context and historic centre scale.
The exterior façade’s drawing relates to the different windows scale of the context. The interior glass façade is presented uniform reflecting and mirroring the garden into new dimensions.