Archinect - News 2015-11-27T03:15:37-05:00 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="" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CicloV&iacute;a</a> cycling and pedestrian network.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" 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>