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Simon Rodriguez District School in Bogotá

Part 2 Project 2003
Ricardo Ramirez
Emily Simpson
Catholic University of Colombia, Bogota Santafe De Bogota Colombia
The School Simón Rodriguez, is located in a sector with unique urban characteristics, product of the juxtaposition of retículas on the old basin of La Vieja Creek. They gives the architectural characteristics of some buildings, we seek to integrate them to the project, taking up again the internal structure of apple, facing it to a new content inside plans (fields), mainly is sought the unicidad of the existing elements and created establishing bonds of circulation on the ones that are explored the transparency generating an idea of inmaterialidad that challenges the space to obtain simultaneidades. This proposal is considered a self-sustainable project, with rain water harvesting, to diminish the expense by consumption.
Ricardo Ramirez
Emily Simpson


History is a challenge that every young Architect should face, for the case I specify of the students Lew and Ramirez their sensibility with the built patrimony They developed a good exercise of Architecture, that reflects the achievements reached in the terms that the faculty presents in its plan of studies. Their proposal presents a search surpassing diverse levels in spaces for children of less favored classes and the taking of conscience of problems related. The project complex has reached an excellent level in its process, continuity and answer of design, despite its extensive and various program. The recicling of buildings results favored, the same thing that the idea to maintain activities in historical areas bound for populations less favored by fortune.

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