Instalación Activación Vertical / Taller Architects + Colab-19 + SCA

Curated by Clara Ott
RESTAURANTS & BARS, INSTALLATIONS & STRUCTURES, CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE • BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
Architects : Colab-19, SCA, Taller Architects
Area : 89 m²
Year : 2020
Architectural Design : Julián Restrepo , Henry Gualdrón, Alejandro Saldarriaga, German Bahamón, Carolina Moreno, Pablo Andrés Luque
Direction And Production:Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos
Funders : Layher S.A.S, Andemic S.A.S, Plaza de la Perseverancia, Plazas de mercado de Bogotá, Technoparque, Bogotá Clúster de Construcción, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Pintuco, Inacar, Exiplast, Nebula, Diseño Público, Toquica estudio.
City : Bogotá
Country : Colombia

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The Initiative
Nobody was actually ready for the results that this pandemic was going to have on the world. Some nations have dealt with it higher than others, however nobody has escaped unhurt. The case of Latin America has been particularly vital. Whereas nice efforts had been made to comprise the contagion and quarantine was entered lengthy earlier than many different areas of the world, the numbers continued to rise and one month of necessary isolation was 5. Colombia has had one of many longest necessary isolations on the earth and that has hit the restaurant sector onerous. They had been the primary to shut and the final sector to open once more.

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Inside the framework of the Bogotá Metropolis Corridor’s Cielos Abiertos-program, the Colombian Society of Architects, TALLER Arquitectos and the architect Henry Gualdron developed an intensive workgroup with the goal of producing concepts for the reactivation of eating places in Bogotá. The design needed to be carried out and constructed with out public assets, completely with donations from personal firms dedicated to the reactivation. After reviewing numerous sectors of the town, they selected the Plaza de la Perseverancia-square for a primary prototype as a result of it is among the most acknowledged squares within the metropolis and a pattern of the gastronomy of all Colombia.

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The Design
The staff carried out a collaborative design course of with cooks and members of the administration of the sq. to grasp the scenario they had been going via and what their rapid wants had been. With this enter the design group composed of architects Carolina Moreno, Alejandro Saldarriaga, German Bahamon, and Pablo Luque set three aims for the intervention; to adjust to medical security suggestions to mitigate contagion, profit from the obtainable space to extend the capability of restaurant tables and to speak a message of hope to society.

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The Bogotá mayor’s workplace allotted the area in entrance of the sq. to find tables for customer support. Because of the restrictions of social distancing, solely six tables match within the area. Nonetheless, this quantity may improve if a vertical method to social distancing was generated. The design of the scaffolding permits the situation of eighteen tables, tripling the preliminary capability of the area and in addition the chances of coming into the eating places of the sq.. The mission consists of a metal structure of greater than 1500 items that’s complemented with recycled materials or supplies donated by completely different suppliers to attenuate the danger of contagion and shield diners from the Bogotano local weather.

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The structure additionally capabilities as a logo, because it generates a novel area within the metropolis to indicate that with good concepts we cannot solely generate financial reactivation for the sectors that want it essentially the most however we will additionally dwell and luxuriate in our metropolis in new methods. The method lasted a complete of fifteen days by which it was attainable to contain the permits, technical necessities, the group of the sq. and the sponsors to make this mission a actuality. The structure has been properly acquired by most of the people and particularly by the cooks working within the eating places of the sq., who now have a particular area to serve their valued prospects.

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Subsequent Steps
The working group is exploring new areas for reactivation and hopes to proceed with the prototyping of spatial options to the challenges of the pandemic and to generate scalable options to different cities in our Latin American context.

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Different Initiatives of the Group
Since we started to speak about reactivation in our nation, the Colombian society of architects, the agency TALLER Arquitectos and a bunch of allies have labored to generate multidisciplinary areas seeking design options for our cities and territories. The primary results of this was consolidated in {a magazine} entitled the COVID-19 CHALLENGE: Architecture for Life. This publication was nourished by the onerous work of greater than 200 architects and well being professionals who donated their time and good concepts to make a contribution to the nation.