02/10/2015 | Acknowledgement Prize to Ágora Bogotá Convention Center on the LafargeHolcim Awards 2014 Latin America.
The LafargeHolcim Awards 2014 Latin America were held on October 2nd in Medellín. This award main objective is to recognize sustainable design under parameters such as innovation and transferability, ethical standards and social inclusion, resource and environmental performarnce, economic viability and compatibility, contextual and aesthetic impact. The proposal presented “Breathing Envelope: Vertically stacked Convention Center and public spaces” was granted with one of the 5 Acknowledgement Prizes Holcim 2014.
“The jury values the dialog that the project establishes between the fields of architecture and engineering, with both disciplines mutually informing one another, ultimately combining state-of-the-art technologies with formal expression. The deployment of high-tech mechanical systems – for ventilation, lighting, heating, cooling, water management and power generation, including the use of surface geothermal energy storage – is done with restraint, leading to an architecture that appears noble, quiet and discreet – technology not for technology’s sake, but at the service of users, architecture and the environment.”