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Tue 07.16.2013

Medellin's Renaissance


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JULY 16

Where: At The Center   

In a poignant contemporary illustration of the power of architecture and urban design to drive social transformation, Colombia, in a strikingly short period of time, has managed to shift its image from that of a country riddled with violence and crime to one of innovation and optimism.

With measurable results, the country’s largest cities—most visibly Medellin—have demonstrated how visionary approaches to urban planning and architecture can improve circumstances for the lower classes, enhance the quality of life for all, and attract business and tourism.

A brief review of significant recent projects reveals an overarching commitment to design as well as a sensitivity to the role of context and the immediate needs of a population.

Introductions by the curators of the exhibition:
Vladimir Belogolovsky, Intercontinental Curatorial Project
Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC

Jorge Pérez, Planning Commissioner City of Medellin, Colombia
Francisco Sanin, Chair Graduate Programs School of Architecture Syracuse University
Orlando Garcia, Principal, G Ateliers Architecture

Beth Broome, Managing Editor, Architectural Record

Organized by: The Center for Architecture

Sponsored by: The City of Medellin/ Alcaldia de Medellin

Price: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID; $10 for non-members

This program is related to the exhibition Colombia Transformed/Architecture=Politics.on view until October 26, 2013.

This exhibition was made by possible in part by the 2013 AIANY Inaugural Fund:



Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Ennead Architects, LLP
Hopkins Foodservice Specialists, Inc.
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Levien & Company
Mancini Duffy | TSC
New York University
Perkins Eastman
Porcelanosa Group
Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP
Robert Silman Associates
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
Vanguard Construction & Development Co. Inc.

FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
JFK&M Consulting Group
New York Building Congress, Inc.
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
TEN Arquitectos
Vanguard Construction & Development Co., Inc.
Vantage Technology Consulting
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.


Exhibition Opening
Thursday, July 11 , 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Modules and Systems: Architecture for Social Inclusion - A lecture by Giancarlo Mazzanti
Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:30 am -10:30 am

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