Bogotá, Colombia

Bancolombia Office Building

One of the most preeminent Colombian banks, organized an architectural competition to design their new building in the heart of Bogota’s financial center.

Because the building is set on an irregular shaped plot with many urban restrictions, the design possibilities were very limited. The design integrates two parallel prismatic volumes enclosing a central atrium. This 9 story atrium is the building’s communications and relations core. The space also acts as a climatic buffer while offering diffuse light inside the office spaces. At street level, a two story high opening dominated by a landscaped garden is faced by the glazed lobby on the opposite end. The lobby’s volume, which includes both the office entrance and some retail space, acts as the building’s base.

The facade design reinforces the building’s iconic character. Different illumination and solar protection strategies were taken into account depending on the façade’s orientation.

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