Public Library, Passive Design; Colombia (with 301 Arquitectos)

 

Category: Architecture

Year: 2005

Client: Government of Casanare 

Status: Completed 

Location: Yopal, Colombia 

Collaboration: 301 Arquitectos 

 

 

The initial competition sought proposals for three library projects in southeastern Colombia. The conceptual designs proposed passive energy and ventilation systems to ensure the building´s  sustainability over time and the use of  local materials and building traditions.

 

The project developed for the competition  won the first prize for the Yopal Library and the second prize for the Villanueva Library, Casanare. 

 

The Yopal library is currently built and functioning. 

KEY WORDS: #PassiveDesign  #AlternativeMaterials  #NatureBasedSolutions