Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

by , 07/10/12

ayuda en accion, giancarlo mazzanti, bosque de la esperanza, hope forest, social design, community center bogota, colombia shanty towns, social architecture

The modular construction is a collection of fabricated shapes, such as a polyhedron of 12 surfaces, that make up a larger lattice within the top canopy. According to reports, the center is situated within an area that lacks public infrastructure and has larger societal problems; many people have been displaced from their homes due to conflict and have sought shelter in the municipality.

Located within a country where shanty towns make up over 50% of the city’s fabric, Mazzanti hopes that the center can become an actively dynamic part of a changing society. As part of this larger objective, construction of the Bosque project was supported by the Pies Descalzos foundation, and organization co-founded by the singer Shakira and the Spanish NGO Ayuda en Acción.

+ Giancarlo Mazzanti

+ Ayuda en Acción

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