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OMA to Develop Master Plan for New City Center in Bogota

28 August, 2013

-By Holly O'Dell


OMA’s New York office has won the design competition to plan a new city center in Bogota, Colombia. Known as the Bogota Centro Administrativo Nacional (CAN), the 680-acre site will occupy the midpoint of Calle 26, the city’s main thoroughfare. The proposal also shifts the historic downtown center, developed by Le Corbusier between 1947 and 1951.


A curved public space axis will divide the mixed-use development—expected to be the size of Washington, D.C.’s National Mall—into three districts: an office zone, institutional/governmental zone, and education campus linked to the existing university. The master plan, developed in collaboration with local architect Gomez + Castro, also calls for residences, cultural venues, and retail.

“Our proposal enables CAN to be a lively node, providing a continuous public domain that curves through the site to connect the park, the university and Calle 26,” Shohei Shigematsu, director of OMA New York, said in a statement. “With a single gesture, the arc achieves a clear urban identity while accommodating programmatic diversity.”


The competition jury noted that the “curve towards Calle 26 provides a clear urban face to the project, making it institutionally and commercially more attractive.”




OMA to Develop Master Plan for New City Center in Bogota

28 August, 2013


OMA’s New York office has won the design competition to plan a new city center in Bogota, Colombia. Known as the Bogota Centro Administrativo Nacional (CAN), the 680-acre site will occupy the midpoint of Calle 26, the city’s main thoroughfare. The proposal also shifts the historic downtown center, developed by Le Corbusier between 1947 and 1951.


A curved public space axis will divide the mixed-use development—expected to be the size of Washington, D.C.’s National Mall—into three districts: an office zone, institutional/governmental zone, and education campus linked to the existing university. The master plan, developed in collaboration with local architect Gomez + Castro, also calls for residences, cultural venues, and retail.

“Our proposal enables CAN to be a lively node, providing a continuous public domain that curves through the site to connect the park, the university and Calle 26,” Shohei Shigematsu, director of OMA New York, said in a statement. “With a single gesture, the arc achieves a clear urban identity while accommodating programmatic diversity.”


The competition jury noted that the “curve towards Calle 26 provides a clear urban face to the project, making it institutionally and commercially more attractive.”

 


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