Metrópolis | Ayasha Building
A new corporative building was the objective of the contest organized by a colombian real estate developer, won by peruvian architect José Orrego. The project tried to emphasize its iconic character, standing out among the urban context. Differing from other brick and concrete colombian buildings, this one aspired to be a four- surface well defined volume.
Each plane is conformed by a fragmented black pane of glass. The LED lines that cross this big surfaces provide a tech and contemporary look. These lines are the result of the contrast of two type of glasses: black and frosted. On the edges, planes are barely detached from eachother by a luminous burnish that gives us the sentation of floating pieces. At night, the LED lines sick out with a programmed system, so that the whole building adquires a special dynamic and continous movement.
The black pane of glass dematerializes. The basis of this complex is a water mirror that reflects the building effects and creates a vertical symmetry. AYASHA means “small” in native lenguage. In spite of that, the building shows itself as a huge urban referent.Location: Bogotá, Colombia Architect: Metrópolis | Arch. José Orrego
Project name: Ayasha Building Design Team: Arch. Alicia Zapata
Supervisor: Arch. Giovanny Feria
Lighting: Arch. Claudia Paz
Área : 6,500 sqm.
Completion date: 2010-2011
Photographer: Arch. Claudia Paz