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MEDELLÍN´S AQUATIC COMPLEX // CONNATURAL

Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

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The new aquatic center in Medellin meets the needs of future competitions as well as the availability as a new swimming teaching facility and public pools.
The project is articulated by a system of garden through which the four pools are connected.
A flooded landscape planted with species typical of tropical wetlands provides separation of private and public spaces.

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The program required complex system of bathrooms and changing rooms for swimmers and the public, All this areas are beneath the aquatic gardens.
A set of courtyards below ground level give natural illumination to them and provide a meeting space and warm up area for competitors and swimers.
Design: Luis Callejas, Edgar Mazo and Sebastian Mejia (as Paisajes Emergentes)

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Location: Medellin, Colombia
Competition team: Juanita González, Eliana Beltrán, Sebastián Betancur, Andrés Zapata, Clara Arango and Adriana Tamayo
Project team: Farid Maya, Sebastián Monsalve, Luis Tobón, Iván Forgionni, Juan Sebastián Pérez, Andrés Zapata, Sebastián Serna, Juan Esteban Gómez, Érica Martínez and Aura Cuartas
Structural engineering: Jorge Aristizabal
Landscape: Luis Callejas, Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia + Andres Ospina

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Client: Medellín Mayor’s office, Inder, Coldeportes
Photographs: Iwan Baan / Luis Callejas / Juan Esteban Gomez / Jaime Andres Orozco.

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