Atrio North Tower

Structural Designer

Arup & PYD (Engineer of Record)

Client Name

Grupo A, QBO

Location

Bogotá, Colombia

ARCHITECT
Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners & El Equipo Mazzanti

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
ARPRO ARQUITECTOS INGENIEROS S.A. & EllisDon Construction Services Inc.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR
AECOM 

STEEL CONTRACTOR
Supermetal Structures

CLADDING CONTRACTOR
Permasteelisa Group

STEEL CONTRACTOR
TECMO, HB

FORMWORK
Peralta

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The tallest office building in Colombia, rising over 200m (46 storeys). Remarkable integrated engineering solutions responded to a challenging and highly seismic site. Advanced seismic design techniques are used to minimise the building’s embodied carbon.
 

Submitted in 2021

Judge's comment:

At 46 storeys this ambitious project is the tallest office building in Colombia. The structure is a technological advancement in the field of composite high-rise construction, combining state-of-the-art steel construction with local concrete practice to deliver innovation economically.

The structural design was highly integrated with the client’s vision for a new cultural symbol for the city of Bogota. The structure efficiently resolves dramatic cutbacks at the base of the tower, which form a key part of the architectural concept. This was achieved by utilising the building’s lateral bracing tube to act as a rational and efficient multi-storey cantilever.

The use of materials was minimised by utilising high performance seismic systems together with efficient structural forms. 

The project leaves a positive legacy on local steelwork capability. By upskilling local labour to carry out erection and field welding of special seismic connections the local market now has the capability to deliver similar scale and specification projects without importing these elements.
 

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