Espacio En Blanco Cultural Center

© Alejandro Arango

ESPACIO EN BLANCO CULTURAL CENTER

Yemail Arquitectura

AREA
480 m²

YEAR
2020

PHOTOGRAPHS
Alejandro Arango

MANUFACTURERS
AutoDesk, Acesco, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Argos, Carpinteria metalica, Edison Daza, Esmon, Jorge, Ramirez, Trimble Navigation

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Antonio Yemail

TEAM
Laura Cuervo, Juan Camilo Anzola, Luis Felipe Cuartas

CONSTRUCTOR
Antonio Yemail

CATEGORY
Cultural Architecture, Offices

LOCATION
Bogotá, Colombia

ENGINEERING
CNI Ingenieros

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

Seven years ago Espacio en Blanco was inaugurated, a dividing building on a 5 x 22-meter lot whose structure activates the heart of the block with an open first floor that opens completely to the city.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

A central void allows the passage of light and levelled stairs constitute diaphanous links between the spaces.

The 4-storey metallic skeleton is articulated around a central void through which all the spaces are illuminated and which separates two volumes connected by bridges and stairs at different levels.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

The play of height, route circuits and movements of the structure allow these 480 m2 of construction to be perceived as continuous cubic meters, adaptable to multiple formats of use.

The building is a commitment to creating spaces that explore unconventional formats of cultural production and the decentralization of the city's musical scene.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

It has four floors open to uses ranging from exhibition halls, an auditorium, a space for workshops and a small stage for concerts.

The architecture of the space favors the interior-exterior relationship with a first floor that opens completely towards the street, with the visual relationships between all the levels and with the simultaneous activities and the use of the circulation bridges as socialization areas.

During 2020, we revisited the project to enable more opportunities for flexibility and subdivision that would allow the simultaneity of activities.

© Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

We revitalized the outdoor spaces, terraces and gazebos to create more opportunities for spending time outdoors.


Floor Plan - First Floor
Floor Plan - Second Floor
Floor Plan - Third Floor
Floor Plan - Fourth Floor
Floor Plan - Rooftop
Axo


Section 01
Section 02


Elevation 01
Elevation 02