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When the time came to reopen Bogotá after Colombia’s 165-day lockdown, the municipal government sought new strategies to help the city’s markets rebuild their vibrancy. Under social distancing requirements, only six tables would be possible in each market’s limited outdoor space. The solution: expand upward. Temporary vertical scaffolding introduces tiers of seating to safely accommodate more diners. An early execution at La Perseverancia Market was soon followed by a second at La Concordia Market Square, which wraps woven hemp around the scaffolding to better reflect the local design language, and also introduces a top viewing deck that visitors can enjoy without purchasing food.

Team Julian Restrepo (TALLER Architects) with Henry Gualdrón (SCA); Alberto Saldarriaga and Germán Bahamon (Colab-19); Carolina Moreno and Pablo Andrés Luque

AZ Awards 2021 Finalist: Vertical Activation

When the time came to reopen Bogotá after Colombia’s 165-day lockdown, the municipal government sought new strategies to help the city’s markets rebuild their vibrancy.

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2019
WinnerTemporary and Experiential Installations
Location
Montreal, Canada
Firm
Jean-Maxime Labrecque Architecte, Montreal, Canada Team Jean-Maxi
2016
Winner + People’s ChoiceTemporary and Experiential Installations
Location
Montreal, Canada
Designers
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2019
Award of MeritTemporary and Experiential Installations
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
Firm
MRD Arquitectos, Mexico