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DOWNTOWN BOGOTA
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More than 75% of Latin America’s 600 million inhabitants live in cities, a record for the developing world. Bogota’s annual urbanization rate, 5.5%, is one of the highest urbanization rates in Latin America. In 1985, 70% of Bogota’s population lived in the city, compared to 30% in 1930. This migration increase has created a demand for a new downtown Bogotá.

History shows traditional urban planning strategies collapse under the quick cycle of mayors, political corruption, and other governmental inconsistencies; therefore, a bottom-up scenario needs to be utilized in future development.

Credits

Year: Completed 2013, Exhibition (Aedes, Berlin), TED Global Talk
Location: Downtown Bogota, Colombia
Client: Prodigy Network and BD Promotores
Project Type: Bottom-up Urbanism, Crowd Funding
Size: 17,090,096,878 sq ft
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Archi-Tectonics Team: David Barr, Mithila Poojari, Fernando Herrera, Miguel Lantigua-Inoa, Takanori Mizutani, Jang-Hee Cho, Helena Yun, Avra Tomara
Consultants: Urban Planning: Gary Hack | Crowd Sourcing: PSFK | Crowd Funding: Rodrigo Nino, Prodigy Network | Sponsor: BD Promotores
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