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Giancarlo Mazzanti and Felipe Mesa | Four Sports Sceneries for the Suramerican Games 2010

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The project has been thought as a new geography to the interior of the elongated Aburrá Valley, midway between Cerro Nutibara and Cerro El Volador. It is a building that seems to be another mountain in the city; from the remote or from the top has an abstract image geographic and festive; from the inside, the movement of the steel structure, allows the filtered sunlight to get inside the space, which is the suitable condition for the conduct of sporting events.

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Our project took the interior and exterior in a unified way. The outdoor public space and sporting venues are in a continuous space, thanks to a large deck built through extensive stripes out, perpendicular to the direction of the positioning of the main buildings. Each of the four sporting venues operates independently, but in terms of urban space and behave as one large continent built with public open spaces, semi-covered public spaces and indoor sports.

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© Veronica Restrepo

Our project has three possible groups: each of the four scenarios can be understood as a separate building, connected with another on an urban scale. The three new scenarios can also be understood as a single large building, related to the existing Ivan de Bedout Coliseum. The four coliseums can be understood as a great place to set both the buildings and public space.

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© Sergio Gomez

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The skeleton of the project is the pattern: Here the structure is an organization system or the understanding of vitality. It means that the relation the project proposes is its skeleton.

The skeleton of the project is made of the symmetry of the structure and the muscles: Here the structure is the way in which the limit or physiognomy of the project are equivalent to the skeleton. The skeleton is on the outside or the epidermis and vice versa, it is an expression of architecture. Architecture is qualified by the structure.

The skeleton of the project is the structure: Columns, bases, beams, roofs. Stripes, canals. Interior space.

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The intellectual structure of this project matches the supporting structure. On the architecture of this project the intentions that support work, the final network that will eventually use the subject and the structure or skeleton of the building all coincide. The contrary: a containing architecture, of supposed flexible interior that hides the structure on the perimeter. This doesn’t have anything to do with the skeleton because it would not be occupied as a skeleton but as a void. The skeleton that we have analyzed doesn’t construct empty spaces.

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The mixture of these three orders or ways of understanding the skeleton propose a pattern for growth and variation of the project that expand its status. They make it more as a vital and beating form than a stable form.

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© Sergio Gomez

In the interior of the sceneries the image of the skeleton seems raw when the trusses are exposed, they are not longer melted down with the skin but directly with the structure. The force lines loose a little of vigor due to its swelling and the perception of a hat becomes more evident. Even the industrial image. The project melts public space with the interior activities because the structure avoids finishing (stopping) at the swelling. The skeleton of this project is a real structure.

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© Veronica Restrepo

Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti and Felipe Mesa
Client: INDER
Competition Design Team: Andrés Sarmiento, Jairo Ovalle, Luz Rocío Lamprea, Fredy Pantoja, Carlos Bueno, Ana Prado, Carlos Acero, Jaime Borbón
Project Design Team: Luz Rocío Lamprea, Alberto Aranda, Carlos Bueno, Susana Somoza, Luisa Restrepo, María Alejandra Pérez, Esteban Monsalve, Andrés Cardona
Trainees: Sandra Ferrer, Damián Mosquera, Juan Pablo Buitrago, Marcela de la Hoz, Diego Erazo, Julio Gallego, Yerickson Rodríguez, Andrea Retat, Verónica Betancur, Julio Moreno, Luisa Amaya, Sebastián Serna, Andrés Prado, María Camila Giraldo, Lucia Largo
Architectural Supervisor: Juan Pablo Ramos
Constructor: Coninsa-Ramón H.
Topography: Libardo Larrota – TOPOGRAFÍA Y AMBIENTES GRÁFICOS
Soil studies Engineers: SOLINGRAL
Structural Engineers: Nicolás Parra y Daniel Lozano – CNI Ingenieros.
Hydraulic Engineers: Jorge Granados
Electric Engineers: EBINGEL
Bioclimatic: Jorge Ramírez (ARQUITECTURA Y BIOCLIMÁTICA)
Illumination design: ISOLUX
Photographers: Felipe Mesa, Veronica Restrepo, Sergio Gomez
 
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