About the design
In October 2018 Ágora Bogota - International Convention Center became the winner of the Fernando Martínez Sanabria Award for Best Architectural Project and the Real Estate Excellence Award granted by the FIABCI, considering it one of the most modern and innovative spaces in the country.
This design was conceived by the Bermúdez Arquitectos and Estudio Herreros consortium. Daniel Bermúdez, is a renowned Colombian architect who has created important spaces such as the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Cultural Center and the Tintal Public Library, in Bogotá. He is currently in charge of the new Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad de los Andes, and the Transition building ET-CAN.
Juan Herreros, a renowned Spanish architect, is a professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Columbia University in New York. His work has been exhibited at institutions such as the MoMA in New York, the Biennales in Venice and Iberoamericana, and the Studio-X in Rio de Janeiro. He is currently working with his partner, the German architect, Jens Richter, on the new Munch Museum in Oslo and the high-speed station in Santiago de Compostela, among other projects in Spain, France, Morocco, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay.
It is important to note that:
- Ágora has a total area of 64,883m2. The building occupies a square of 81x81 meters and reaches up to 49 meters in height.
- It is a multifunctional space distributed in five floors and more than 18 meeting rooms ideal for congresses, conventions, meetings and exhibitions. The last floor has a capacity for 4,000 people.
- Its design follows principles of transparency, luminosity, integration with the environment and respect for green and inclusive areas.
- It has artificial lighting on the facade. Kilometers of LED strips are integrated into the aluminum carpentry to illuminate the faces of the profiles and accentuate the depth of the facade. The system includes a grid of controllers that allow a sober variation of tones. These accentuate the diversity of glass areas and generate movement depending on the occupancy of the building.
- It has 1,000 spaces available for vehicles and 300 for bicycles.
- By belonging to the Corferias business complex, which includes the Corferias fairgrounds and a hotel, Ágora Bogota can expand both its areas and services. It is connected to Corferias by a pedestrian link.