Center for Architecture
536 Laguardia Place
New York, NY
Through October 26
Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics, on view at the Center for Architecture through October 26, examines 11 recently built, socially-mindful developments designed by six leaders in contemporary Colombian architecture: Daniel Bonilla and Giancarlo Mazzanti from Bogotá, and Felipe Mesa, Juan Manuel Pelaez, Felipe Uribe and Orlando Garcia from Medellín. The projects in the show embody the change occurring in Latin America today and reveal themes of social inclusion in addition to inventive architectural forms and spaces.
Orquideorama Botanical Garden, Medellín, Felipe Mesa, plan:b arquitectos. (Sergio Gomez)
They include daycare centers, schools, a sport complex, and library, among others. Through photographs, slides, drawings, models, and film footage, the works commemorate how the public uses these projects and how lifestyles have been improved and uplifted as a result. The exhibition was curated by Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of the New York City–based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, and Fernando Villa, associate principal of Magnusson Architecture & Planning.La Independencia School, Medellín, Felipe Uribe, +udeB. (Sergio Gomez) Arví Park, Felipe Uribe. (Vasquez & Villegas) Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, Bogotá, Colombia, Daniel Bonilla. (Sergio Gomez) Fernando Botero Park Library, Medellin, Colombia, G Ateliers, Adriana Salazar. (Orlando Garcia) Spain Library, Santo Domingo, Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti. (Sergio Gomez) Timayui Kindergarten, Santa Marta, Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti. (Jorge Gamboa)