ORQUIDEORAMA a. Two Phenomena - scales This project rises from a hexagonal geometry that allows for growth and flexibility in the floor plant. Besides, it works with the scale of the trees and some of their strategies: it concentrates all the networks in the trunk, mixes structure and organic force, and opens translucent foliage. b. Organization Assembling modules of seven hexagons, we can define a spatial, structural and bioclimatic pattern that allows repetition, controlled growth and flexibility, both to avoid touching the already existing trees and to adapt to a limited budget. c. Pattern This pattern or module has a central hexagon that functions like a hollow trunk in which the technical network (structural, electrical, and water collection), the organic network, a hot air exit, and an access to rain and humidity for the internal gardens, concentrate. These trunks were understood as converging vortexes, and therefore the geometry of the wood lining displays a concentrated torsion force through a hyperbolic paraboloid. We tried to combine organic and structural forces. d. Intelligence from the inside out The intelligence of the pattern intelligence amplifies through repetition, but the spatial and bioclimatic qualities are already present in each part. You could say the qualities of the pattern emerge from inside out. e. Availability The space we propose isn’t an empty warehouse or a free plant but rather a field with structural supports that are intermittent with clustered gardens. This allows to combine a large range of activities (weddings, workout, meditation, concerts, fashion shows, etc), with the garden and its wildlife and weather.
CREDITS -Nombre/ Name: Orquideorama / Orquideorama -Uso/ Use: Exhibición de orquídeas y otras exhibiciones. Eventos (conciertos, bodas, fiestas, ferias), /Orchid and garden exhibitions; other exhibits. Varied events (concerts, weddings, parties, fairs). -Año/ Year: 2005 -Área/Area: 4200m2 -Precio por metro cuadrado / Price per square meter: US$: 500
-Localización/ Location: Medellín, Colombia -Ecosistema/Ecosystem: Bosque húmedo Sub-Montano / Humid Sub-Montane Forest -Altura sobre el nivel del mar / Elevation (above sea level): 1538m -Temperatura / Temperature 16-29ºC; Humidity (Rel): 68% -Orientación / Facing: Todas las direcciones/ All directions -Dirección del viento / Direction of wind: Norte- Sur/ North- South
-Estructura / Structure: Columnas y vigas en acero. Cerchas / Steel columns and beams. Trusses. -Materiales / Materials: Recubrimiento en Madera de pino cosechado, Adoquín de concreto, acero y cubierta en policarbonato / Harvested wood linings; concrete pavers, steel and polycarbonate roof tiling.