RSHP reveals plans for ATRIO, a new mixed-use commercial development in Bogotá, Columbia
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ATRIO, a major mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá, comprising two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.
The 44-storey North Tower rises 200 metres above the Columbian capital and is overlooked by the neighbouring South Tower, which is 59 storeys and 268 metres tall. It provides 250,000 sq m of office space, public services and retail.
Simon Smithson, Partner and lead designer at RSHP said: “The client’s brief was not only to deliver class office accommodation but also to create a new public space at the heart of the city. The project is a really exciting opportunity to contribute to the resurgence of a civic society in Bogotá.
It is hoped that the building will be an architectural icon which contributes to the regeneration of the former business district, bringing in new business, tourism, public transport and culture, with 72,000 people expected to pass through every day.
The project will be developed in two phases, with the first building ATRIO North Tower due to deliver more than 50,000 sq m of flexible office space, 4,600 sq m of public services and 1,800 sq m of retail. Construction of the first phase began in December 2014 with preliminary excavations and is expected to complete in late 2018.