Día 35

Prado and Jardín Botanico Día 35 | 4 de octubre In my final official day of exploring Medellín, I ended up where I began 32 days ago, the place I’ve frequented the most since being here in Medellín, Zona Norte. But before arriving at Jardín Botanico, I meandered through the barrio of Prado, just north…

Día 34

Campos de Paz and Biblioteca Pública Piloto Día 34 | 3 de octubre Today I ended my day in the barrio of Suramericana visiting one of the two original Pilot Public Libraries in the world sponsored by UNESCO. But before reaching the near west side barrio of Suramericana I checked out Felipe Uribe de Bedout’s,…

Día 33

Colegio Héctor Abad Gómez Día 33 | 2 de Octubre This afternoon I ventured to the near-eastside barrio of  Las Palmas to visit Colegio Héctor Abad Gómez. The Colegio is one of the newest to be built in the city, being completed only 6 months prior in March. Along with the School came improvements to the surrounding…

Día 32

viaje a la barrio de Santo Domingo Savio, 2 Día 32 | 1 de Octubre Today I returned to the barrio of Santo Domingo Savio to visit the new Colegio designed by Carlos Pardo (within Institución Educativa Antonio Derka). Since my first visit to the barrio I’ve come to understand that the Santo Domingo Savio barrio…

Día 31

Parque de los Pies Descalzos Día 31 | 30 de septiembre This afternoon I went out observe and experience what most consider is the primary project to change the consciousness of what could be possible in this great city, Parque de los Pies Descalzos (Park of the barefeet). Designed by Felipe Uribe de Bedout, Parque de los los…

30/9 new horizons

The blog in recent days has been the victim of neglect due to an assortment of multitasking I’ve been up to. Between getting up and out the door everyday to see Medellín and scheduling some final interviews, I’ve been lining up opportunities for life after Medellín. I will try my best to keep things fresh and…

Día 30

un entrevista con Ani Velez Día 30 | 29 de septiembre Today I met with Ana Elvira Velez. A master of Colombian social housing and urban design, Ani is one of the Architects responsible for the revival of the Zona Norte area, coming up with the new plan for the perimeter of Jardín Botanico, kneading…

Día 29

Parque Biblioteca Belén Día 29 | 28 de septiembre Today I went towards the southwest sector of the city to visit Biblioteca Belén. Biblioteca Belén is named after the comuna for which it’s situated. Designed by Hiroshi Naito, Belén is the only Library Park designed by a non-Colombian Architect. The Biblioteca is similar in the…

Día 27

Biblioteca León de Greiff Día 27 | 26 de septiembre This Afternoon I visited Biblioteca León de Greiff, another project of Giancarlo Manzzanti. Situated within the East side barrio of La Landera and built on the site of the former La Landera Men’s Jail, the Biblioteca is named after one of the Medellín literary greats…

Día 25

Sergio Día 25 | 24 de septiembre Today has been a day I’ve been waiting for ever since March 18, 2008; A day when I learned about this amazing city from one charismatic Mathematician turned Politician, Sergio Fajardo. A lot of people have wondered, how I knew of/learned about Medellín, why I purposely chose one place to…

Día 24

San Javier Día 24 | 23 de septiembre This afternoon I returned to the barrio San Javier to visit Biblioteca Sacerdote José Luis Arroyave Restrepo and Institución Educativa la Independencia. San Javier is a unique barrio and comuna within the rolling hills of the western most edge of the city. Estacion San Javier sits at…

Día 23

Biblioteca epm Día 23 | 22 de septiembre Today I went out to finish up touring the sequence of public spaces along San Juan (Calle 44) I started a few weeks ago, along the journey through the buildings and squares that straddle Avenida San Juan, I revisited Plaza Cisneros and Biblioteca epm. Biblioteca epm is…