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Servita Arts Complex

  • LOCATION: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
  • STATUS: SCHEMATIC DESIGN
  • PROJECT TEAM: CARLOS ARNAIZ, LAURA DEL PINO

Servita Arts Complex in Bogota brings together an unlikely pairing of buildings: an art museum in a historic home and a series of municipal service facilities. The Complex centers around Villa Servita, a historic landmark that is free and open to the public, and houses an emerging art gallery. Due to the structure’s landmark restrictions, it was prohibited to build anything taller than the house on this plot of land. In order to accommodate these restrictions, CAZA created an interconnected subterranean network of municipal buildings that wrap around the property in a snake-like configuration. The shifting geometric configuration of the various buildings references the Post-War and Contemporary Colombian art that one would find in the Villa Servita.