MEDELLIN CIVIC CENTRE
Planning Permission Granted
Due For Completion
Medellin: Creative City for Life.
Once the world’s most dangerous city, now one of the world’s most innovative, Medellin is a socially and physically divided city with extreme contrasts in urban fabric, social mobility and wealth. Building upon the legacy of recent urban renewal projects, including a new metro system, cable car and escalators, UPB and AE’s proposals re-configured the civic centre by inserting a new integrated public realm network and sequence of public spaces that knit the fragmented and divergent city centre together.
The project includes the design of new mixed-use typologies that provide spaces for creative industries, and a series of exchange spaces that transform redundant and dangerous transport interchanges into layered and active public spaces, revealing the dramatic topography and tropical landscape of the city.
With Arquitectura en Estudio, Bogota