aRE – Arquitectura en Estudio is an award-winning architecture, urbanism and interior design firm established in Bogotá, Colombia. Founded by Camilo Garavito, Architect, Carlos Nuñez, Architect (Ma Housing and Urbanism, Architectural Association) and Natalia Heredia, Architect (Ma Interior Design University of Arts in London), and relying on its partners national and international experience, the firm develops projects that are technically coherent, that build an intimate relationship between architecture and the city, and pursue a contemporary aesthetic while responding to their local context. Their projects have won numerous public competitions in Colombia and have been shortlisted for the national architecture biennale on several occasions. Ivan Dario Quiñones is currently the Deputy Director for Cultural Infrastructure in the office of the Mayor of Bogotá. As an Architect and Business Manager with a Specialization in International Cooperation and Project Management for Development, he offers a comprehensive vision of projects aimed to close the gaps of inequality in Latin American countries. Ivan has worked as an architecture advisor at the Presidential Advisory for Early Childhood and has been a guest speaker in multiple conferences and events regarding participatory and inclusive architecture processes. Martin Anzellini Garcia-Reyes is an Architect (MSc arch, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio), designer and manager of projects of different scales, locations and characteristics within the private and public sectors, as well as in the academy. He is co-founder and coordinator at AGRA (Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos), an awarded architectural and social-development firm that focuses on housing, commercial and educational projects, as well as in urbanism and territorial development. Currently, Martin is Director of the Department of Architecture of the Javeriana University and Advisor of the Planning Department of Bogota where he participated and coordinated, among others: the Bronx Creative District, the architecture and urban renewal along the Metro Line and the TransMiCable Integral Project.
19 Dec 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
10:00 - 22:00
The Case of Ciudad Bolivar, Transmicable Urban Intervention and SuperCADE Manitas in Bogotá, Colombia.
The informal, self built, bottom-up and unplanned city vs a planned, top to bottom intervention. (the Transmicable integral project)
The fine grain / smaller scale city vs the larger scale urban spaces generated by the Transmicable intervention.
The chaotic, narrow and tight network of streets that lie below vs the wide view and peaceful ride that the Cable Car offers.
Looking upwards from the city to the sky vs looking downwards over the city from the cable car.
The installation aims to show the complexity generated by the overlapping of two different worlds: the existing urban settlement of Ciudad Bolívar and the recent Transmicable Integral intervention.
The external envelope evocates the traditional neighbourhood, with its brick texture, varied topography and chaotic mix of materials, people and backgrounds. Their stories are expressed through a video documentary and a series of stereoscopic image viewers that are randomly laid onto the outer brick shell.
The inside creates a completely different environment: Smooth, peaceful and orderly, The internal space shows the series of projects that have been developed within the existing city grain at the foot of the new cable car infrastructure. Complementing this information, a video wall immerses the visitor in the experience of travelling by cable car, hovering comfortably over the existing city grid.