2005 | Biblioteca Villanueva, third prize in public competition: Three libraries in Casanare, Colombia

A sequence of natural and artificial shadows in a small lot. The urban environment suggests the creation of a much more private site that without isolating itself from the town, involves public space in its interior, generating sufficient visual aperture through transparency of parts of the building. Confined courtyards are places suitable for outdoor reading and other cultural activities; reason why the library is somewhat a large roofing that allows ventilation and guarantees appropriate lighting conditions for academic purposes.

Project authors: Angela Rueda, Alejandro Peña

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2003 | Edificio Virrey (collaboration in architectural development)

Designed by Arch. Ernesto Jimenez. 10 storey building in northeastern neighborhood in Bogotá, El Chicó. 41 apartments from 100 to 200 m2. Formerly three lots with houses of the fifties, the total site area sums about 3,000 m2. The building is L shaped, with its short side facing the Virrey Park. All units, mostly duplex, have guaranteed ventilation and illumination through their two facades, main one towards the street or the park, and the rear one oriented to a large central area with visitors parking spaces and a small chldren´s park. What I did in this project was essentially collaborate in general plans drawing and detailing for construction process for about two years.

Fachada oriental del edificio

Project Design: Ernesto Jimenez | Construction: Jimenez Cortés Toro Ltda | Project manager: Isidro Salcedo | Photo: Daniel Guzmán