WHAT

WHO

HOW MUCH

HOW

PROGRAM
FINANCING
ABSOLUTE DIMENSIONS
RELATIVE DIMENSIONS
DESIGN STRATEGY

SURFACE EXTENSION

SURFACE REDUCTION

VOLUME EXTENSION

VOLUME REDUCTION

STRUCTURE

MATERIAL

IMAGE

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Variation of modes of use: functions, users, schedules, etc.

Relationship between the ownership and the form of the investment that allows the transformation

Variation of the overall dimensions of the building

Proportional relationship between new spaces and existing spaces

Relationship between the structural adjustments and the existing structure

Relationship between the forms and types of pre-existing materials and those of the new intervention

Relationship between the image of the new and the image of the existing (mimesis / contrast)

LOCATION

Bogotá, Colombia

ARCHITECTS / FIRM

tab> taller de arquitectura de bogotá

YEAR

2018

53 tab> taller de arquitectura de bogotá – 8111


PROJECT - Main Infos

PROJECT: 53 tab> taller de arquitectura de bogotá – 8111

LOCATION: Bogotá, Colombia

YEAR: 2018

ARCHITECT / FIRM: tab> taller de arquitectura de bogotá

BUYER: Fideicomiso 8111 (Fiduciaria Alianza)

SURFACE: 19.000 sqm

PRICE: € 18.000.000 Approx.

DESCRIPTION:
History portrays that the architecture and structure of a building have been the same for many centuries generating great constructions. However in the last decades these two concepts have been detached from each other, generating new opportunities thus affecting their relationship of integrality. In the particular case of 8111 we were motivated by the idea of ​​testing this fusion so we proposed a diagrid type structure system, which allows the structure to be the expression of the same architecture due to the following reasons: The first is that being a system associated with diagonals and not with straight columns and beams in between slabs, it is much more demanding in the way in which structure and function must be integrated, especially so that the diagonals do not affect the flexibility of space. On the other hand, the efficiency of the diagrid mesh systems is closely linked to its application in the perimeter of the building in such a way that it becomes the façade and image of its architecture; a very singular and unique image as it distances itself from the traditional solution of porticoes. Another particular aspect is its materiality. These systems are mainly solved with metallic structures and, less common but also widely recurrent, in concrete structures. In the case of 8111 concrete was chosen as its main material where its expression is more marked and distinctive, resulting in a unique architecture that consolidates and takes advantage of its predominant location to generate an iconic building in the city. Additionally, the design accentuated the singularity of the system by re-scaling the diagrid of the body that wraps the offices in contrast to the large "V" columns that land on its base, which are doubled in scale. These large "V" also served as a solution to the client's request for optimal visibility of the retail areas on the first floor but ended up becoming a unique feature of the 8111 diagrid. The development of a complex project like 8111 requires the integration of a multidisciplinary group of experts capable not only of working as a team but of understanding the strategic objectives of the owner and his business visions. In 8111 the aim was to design a building that would maximize the flexibility of offices and retail with different sizes, allowing to easily adjust their spaces according to the changing needs of the market which would provide high standards of quality and comfort to their tenants as well as having technical specifications, equipment, and systems focused on the optimization of operating expenses in the long term. The management concentrated its effort on forming an ideal group of professional firms assessing their recommendations and guiding the interdisciplinary team with a clear vision that would achieve the owner's objectives.

WHAT - Program


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The new functional program has completely replaced the original one.

DESCRIPTION:
The development of a complex project like 8111 requires the integration of a multidisciplinary group of experts capable not only of working as a team but of understanding the strategic objectives of the owner and his business visions. In 8111 the aim was to design a building that would maximize the flexibility of offices and retail with different sizes, allowing to easily adjust their spaces according to the changing needs of the market which would provide high standards of quality and comfort to their tenants as well as having technical specifications, equipment, and systems focused on the optimization of operating expenses in the long term.

WHO - Financing


PREVALENT REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: Financing for a minor part made by the original owner, mostly from another investor.

DESCRIPTION:
Refer to general project description

HOW MUCH - Absolute Dimensions

- SURFACE present EXTENSION,

TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are more than four times the pre- existing surface.

- VOLUME present EXTENSION,

TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are more than four times the pre- existing volume.

DESCRIPTION:
Refer to general project description.

HOW MUCH - Relative Dimensions


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The new spaces have completely replaced the existing spaces.

DESCRIPTION:
Refer to general project description.

HOW - Design Strategy STRUCTURE


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The original supporting structure has been completely replaced by a new structure.

DESCRIPTION:
In the particular case of 8111 we were motivated by the idea of ​​testing this fusion so we proposed a diagrid type structure system, which allows the structure to be the expression of the same architecture due to the following reasons: The first is that being a system associated with diagonals and not with straight columns and beams in between slabs, it is much more demanding in the way in which structure and function must be integrated, especially so that the diagonals do not affect the flexibility of space. On the other hand, the efficiency of the diagrid mesh systems is closely linked to its application in the perimeter of the building in such a way that it becomes the façade and image of its architecture; a very singular and unique image as it distances itself from the traditional solution of porticoes. Another particular aspect is its materiality. These systems are mainly solved with metallic structures and, less common but also widely recurrent, in concrete structures. In the case of 8111 concrete was chosen as its main material where its expression is more marked and distinctive, resulting in a unique architecture that consolidates and takes advantage of its predominant location to generate an iconic building in the city.

HOW - Design Strategy MATERIAL


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The materials chosen for the new intervention are completely different from the pre-existing ones.

DESCRIPTION:
Refer to general project description.

HOW - Design Strategy IMAGE


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The new intervention is in total contrast with the existing structures.

DESCRIPTION:
The design accentuated the singularity of the system by re-scaling the diagrid of the body that wraps the offices in contrast to the large "V" columns that land on its base, which are doubled in scale. These large "V" also served as a solution to the client's request for optimal visibility of the retail areas on the first floor but ended up becoming a unique feature of the 8111 diagrid.

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