Los Nogales School Chapel: Bogotá Buildings

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Los Nogales School Chapel : Bogotá Architecture

Colombian Architecture, South America – design by Daniel Bonilla

2 Jan 2013

Los Nogales School Chapel Building

Bogotá, Colombia

Design: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

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photos : Alberto Fonseca

Los Nogales School’s Chapel, is conceived based on human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents the pureness, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore harmony’s alterations. The prism order is juxtaposed with these alterations that generate light cracks on the elevations, allusion to hope and opportunity in a life of darkness.

Los Nogales School’s Chapel Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Jorge Gamboa

The dimness take place, as a place for quietness and prayer; the search for the interior self. Dualism also happens when the chapel opens itself to gather a major number of assistants; the lineal traditional axis of the interior becomes the transverse one, altar changes to chorus, and Christian traditional symbolism suffer a metamorphosis just by opening two huge doors facing a wide public space.

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photos : Jorge Gamboa

This changes the chapel dramatically, from one that can gather 100 assistants to another capable for almost 2000, distorting the scale of the building itself, and making invisible the edge between interior and exterior. In fact the site’s composition is the result of a detailed study, composed by the chapel’s prism and the loose belfry element, which works as a symbolic landmark. The ochre concrete and the natural wood reflect brightness and nobility, mixed with texture and grain, surround by the tranquility of the subtle water pond and the trees.

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photos from Daniel Bonilla

Los Nogales School’s Chapel Bogotá – Building Information

Official name of project: Los Nogales School’s Chapel
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Date: Jun 2001 – Feb 2002
Design: Arch. Daniel Bonilla
Project team: Arch. Daniel Bonilla, Arch. Alejandro Borrero, Arch. Claudia Monroy, Arch. Jhony Duarte
Client: Corporación Colegio Los Nogales
Constructor: Arch. Jaime Pizarro
Construction management: Exacta Proyecto Total

2 Jan 2013

Los Nogales School Classroom Building

Bogotá, Colombia

Design: Daniel Bonilla

Los Nogales School’s Classroom Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Rodrigo Davila

The Los Nogales High School building completes the group of classroom-buildings; therefore it resumes the usual typology of the existing buildings, a central open space and peripheral classrooms.

Los Nogales School’s Classroom Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Rodrigo Davila

It’s also chosen to use brick walls, the prevailing material in the school.

Los Nogales School’s Classroom Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Rodrigo Davila

The particular variation consists in developing a sinuous atrium with an internal garden.

Los Nogales School’s Classroom Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Rodrigo Davila

The exterior is defined by two closed sides facing the large green extensions, and by two glass facades with vertical sun shields where the classrooms operate.

Los Nogales School’s Classroom Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Rodrigo Davila

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photos : Rodrigo Davila

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photos : Rodrigo Davila

Los Nogales School Classroom – Building Information

HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM BUILDING – COLEGIO LOS NOGALES
Client: Corporación colegio Los Nogales
Area: 2.286 m2
Date of construction: Nov 2009 – Aug 2010
Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Design team: Daniel Bonilla, Andres Gutierrez, Melissa Betancourt, Juan Felipe Herrera, + Oficina de Proyectos Arquitectónicos /OPA

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