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March 12, 2015

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners unveils plans tower complex in Bogotá, Colombia

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Mixed-use development

UK architectural company Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for a new mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá, Colombia.

The new project, ATRIO, is an initiative of a group of Colombian construction companies, Group <a>, Arpro and QBO.

The mixed-use project will include two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.

Rising to 200m across 44 floors, the North Tower will be built next to the junction of Avenida El Dorado and Avenida Caracas in the Colombian capital and is overlooked by the South Tower, which will be 268m-high with 59 floors.

ATRIO will have more than 250,000m² of office space, services and retail.

"The client’s brief was not only to deliver class office accommodation but also to create a new public space at the heart of the city."

According to Rogers, the latest development has more than 10,000m² of public space, constituting two thirds of the whole site. This is intended to contribute to the regeneration of the Centro Internacional area.

RSHP partner and lead designer Simon Smithson said: "The client’s brief was not only to deliver class office accommodation but also to create a new public space at the heart of the city.

"The project is a really exciting opportunity to contribute to the resurgence of a civic society in Bogota."

The first building, ATRIO North Tower, forms the initial phase of the project and will offer than 50,000m² of flexible office space, 4,600m² of public services and 1,800m² for retail.

Construction on phase one commenced in December 2014 with preliminary excavations and is slated for completion in late 2018.


Image: The new ATRIO development consists of two towers. Photo: courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP.

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