Archinect - News 2014-07-24T16:08:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80455621/oma-s-masterplan-chosen-for-new-bogot-civic-center OMA's Masterplan Chosen for New Bogotá Civic Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-27T15:07:00-04:00 >2013-09-05T12:58:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7gw8namf18fmbsj1.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.oma.eu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>'s New York office will design the&nbsp;<strong>Bogot&aacute; Centro Administrativo Nacional</strong> (CAN), led by partner-in-charge Shohei Shigematsu in collaboration with local Columbian firm, Gomez + Castro. Winner of an international design competition, OMA's CAN will firstly serve as a new civic center, but the 680 acres of mixed-use development will also include educational facilities, cultural venues, retail and residences.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09d3im7cg5fdk2xy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Situated at the midpoint of Bogot&aacute;'s main axis, Calle 26, CAN's site is already symbolically significant, in line with the corridor that exhibits Bogot&aacute;s history from historical downtown to international airport. Its mixed-use program is split into office, governmental, and educational zones, connected from end to end with a green path that will extend into Bogot&aacute;'s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciclov%C3%ADa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CicloV&iacute;a</a> cycling and pedestrian network.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xu8e3fnlq7orqtxi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The design aims to integrate not only civic and public life, but also coordinate nearby destinations. According to Shigematsu, &ldquo;Our proposal enables CAN to be a live...</p>