Gallery: Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope fo...

Surrounded by shanty towns in the sprawling capital of Bogotà, Colombia, a tree-like architectural structure has sprouted above the city's streets. El Bosque de la Esperanza - or Hope Forest - is a sports center constructed to engage local residents and support a more tight-knit community. Designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti, the new center is a formation of interconnected linear shapes that create a canopy supported by columns, resembling a group of lush trees. The team suggests that the structure is a symbol of "nature, union and hope" for the area, and believes that the new center can be a catalyst for positive change.

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