Renovación Goethe-Institut / Yemail Arquitectura
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The renovation mission of the Goethe-Institut in Bogota is rooted within the seek for a spot that might permit the general public to expertise extra than simply the educating of the German language. How can various types of cultural alternate be introduced collectively in a single place? How can simultaneity be activated amidst distinction? How can the depth of assembly days be revived? How can on a regular basis areas be established for cooperation?
As a crew, we proposed a foyer with a metropolis scale on the entrance. Generally horizontally proportioned, it occupies the room backward and forward for an inauguration, a collective exhibition, or a gathering with social distancing. It’s also a ready level with the potential of subdivision. With so many potentialities, most flexibility.
Inside, we eliminated the divisions to permit for better circulation of sunshine and air and configured one other method of shifting round that additionally rediscovered the area. Within the corridors, all the things is communication, shade, air, and the best attainable pure lighting. Within the central room, there are courses within the morning, conferences within the afternoon, and screenings at evening. It’s the bodily coronary heart of the institute and a filter for the power of the road. This central area, diaphanous, translucent, and versatile, is now a middle for projection, conferences, and debate.
We’ve got additionally designed items with performative roles, and intermediate constructions that give that means to the areas and combine into them: The library is a cylindrical piece with a double face: Inside, an intimate encounter, sitting near the bottom, feeling like in a tower of books. Exterior, a scenography, a filter between the foyer and the multipurpose room, and a construction that is aware of learn how to unfold to discover different codecs of extra playful and quite a few actions.
The big cylindrical library and the background exhibition embrace purposeful units at completely different ranges and positions, which permit for the show of books whereas facilitating interplay with completely different audiences. The set up and its capability for openness give it the reward of getting a twin persona, between dynamic and welcoming. The furnishings seeks to create an intermediate area of excessive depth and visitors, contemplating the collective scale and personalization of the strategy. To incorporate the sensation of home area, the furnishings creates a gradient between collective and leisure areas and others which can be extra private.
The brand new Goethe-Institut is a tribute to the variety of polyphonic conversations, typically in Spanish with a German accent. With a type of capability to understand with “visual-touch,” we search to make extra than simply conferences attainable right here: From the recycling of supplies to the reclamation of forgotten textures, by way of the curation of convergences and divergences between origins of textiles, petrochemical derivatives, plastics, glass, metals, concrete, wooden, and even granite, all surfaces are loaded with info and sensory cost.