CHALLENGE: Maintain the view of the sea using the highest level of the land, making possible vehicular and pedestrian access through ramps.
SOLUTION: Taking advantage of the topography of the lot, a house is designed that supports a large part of its main structure on the natural terrain and leaves the entire front of the house cantilevered, creating a unique panoramic view with internal gardens that integrate with the landscaping design of the project..
The Plaza Campestre shopping center is a commercial architecture project that has a total of 7608 m2, located in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. It is a semi-open mixed-use building, which has commercial premises, restaurants and public spaces that are conceived as a meeting point and social interaction.
The design project is approached from the selection of finishes for the facades, floors and pavements, where the use of warm materials with wood-like finishes combined with aluminum and glass parapets predominate. Being volumetrically organized around the parking lot, the design of the pavement is a fundamental part of the aesthetics of the space, for this reason, a pattern is designed with organic lines in permeable concrete in green and gray tones; This material not only provides visual characteristics but also allows the good management of rainwater, filtering it to the ground and collecting it to be later used in the irrigation of green areas.
Another element to highlight in this project is the design of the roof, which responds to a geometric pattern generated from the logo of the shopping center, resulting in a permeable mesh that filters the passage of sunlight and reduces the great temperatures outside.