- Building Type : School, college, university
- Construction Year : 1623
- Delivery year : 2019
- Address 1 - street : Calle 40b 5-37 Ciudad Universitaria Javeriana 110231 BOGOTá, CUNDINAMARCA, Colombia
- Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season.
- Net Floor Area : 17 335 m2
Primary energy need :
(Calculation method : Other )
The Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana provides a space for students and the arts to flourish. The building is architecturally divided into three sections that represent different forms of art. Designed to feel like autonomous worlds connected by art, each section serves a different purpose. The top of the building is dedicated to visual arts with a focus on natural lighting provided by large skylights. Below lies the world of music, where finished concrete flooring and glass reinforced concrete walls contribute to both quality acoustics and a more introspective atmosphere for practicing. The final section at the bottom of the building houses the performing arts, where high ceilings, large classrooms and auditoriums provide adequate space for dancers and performers. With classrooms, multifunctional spaces for individuals and group work, as well as laboratories for photography, sculpture and painting, every part of the building is designed to foster learning, creativity and innovation.
The five-story building is located on the south side of the campus, facing the National Park. Its design incorporates not only aesthetic and acoustic considerations, but also how the building is integrated sustainably with its surrounding environment. The resource-efficient building has photoelectric sensors that automatically turn off lights when there is sufficient daylight as well as occupancy sensors. Other features such as low-flow faucets and water-efficient single flush water closets reduce water use. These green features enable the university to reduce the building’s operational costs by nearly one third.
Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts is the latest addition to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’s ambitious master plan to renovate a series of its buildings. Its Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering has also been EDGE certified. Gerardo Arango S. J. Building – School of Arts has received final EDGE certification by CAMACOL.
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3rd part certified
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
InvestorPontificia Universidad Javeriana l.pinto[at]javeriana.edu.co Project owner
ManufacturerCorev, Accesorios y Acabados, ESTAHL, Titan, Pórticos, Etex Colombia, Lucky Global, High Lights, Etex, Solinoff, Dismec Manufacturers
Owner approach of sustainability
The project is a new stage for the arts and innovation thus enhancing the natural condition that the park has to collect and concentrate different activities of social and urban life of this capital city. We have designed a building for the creation of new arts that supports diversity and enhances social exchange through art as a tool for reflection of the new realities that the country is ready to face.
As part of an ambitious master plan, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has been conducting a series of architectural competitions with the aim of boosting its urban and architectural development for the next 20 years in a spirit of high creative, spatial and technological quality. Gerardo Arango S. J. Building, home of the School of Arts was the first in this series of buildings by competition and as such was intended to represent in its location and construction these new values that the university wanted to project to the city and the country.
- 26,00 kWhfe/m2.year
- 33,00 kWhpe/m2.year
- 5,71 KgCO2/m2/year
- 24 620,00 m3
Health & Comfort
Insulation of Roof: U-value of 0.95
Insulation of External Walls: U-value of 2.28
Air Conditioning with Water Cooled Chiller
Energy-Saving Light Bulbs (internal and external spaces)
Occupancy Sensors in Bathrooms/classrooms
Photoelectric Sensors to Harvest Daylight
Second œuvre / Plomberie, sanitaire
Low-Flow Showerheads - 21.93 L/min
Low-Flow Faucets in All Other Bathrooms - 4.7 L/min
Single Flush/Flush Valve Water Closets in Bathrooms - 4.8 lt/ flush
Water-Efficient Urinals in All Other Bathrooms - 0.5 L/flush
Water-Efficient Faucets for Kitchen Sinks - 5 L/min
Second œuvre / Cloisons, isolation
Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Cladding
Honeycomb Clay Blocks with Plaster on Both Sides
Plasterboards on Metal Studs with Insulation
Finished Concrete Floor
Wall Insulation: Polystyrene
Roof Insulation: Polystyrene
Energy ( 23% energy savings): Insulated roofing and external walls, air conditioning with water cooled chiller, energy-saving lighting, occupancy sensors and photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight.
Water (22% water savings): Low-flow faucets, water-efficient single flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.
Materials (44% less embodied energy in materials): Controlled use of concrete and glass fiber reinforced concrete cladding for external walls, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides and plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, and finished concrete flooring.
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