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M贸nica Viviana Delgado S谩nchez ARCHITECT PORTFOLIO




Funeral Parlor Rooms


Gymnastic Stadium


Prision - Park


Multifunctional Complex For Residential Neighborhood (Thesis)


Contest. Good architecture, excellent pedagogy


Architect with experience in project design and teamwork, with a successful background in the achievement of goals that require preciseness, responsibility, commitment and leadership. Interested in knowing new places and people that enrich my life in all its aspects, professional and personal.

Mónica Viviana Delgado Sánchez January 14th of1989. Bogotá, Colombia Adress: Cl 13 No 78 D 13 T 12 Apto 105 Telephone: 4875154 Mobile: (57) 3007192055 E-mail:


University Universidad Nacional de Colombia Faculty of Arts. School of Architecture and Urbanism Bachelor’s degree. Architect February 2006- October 2011 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain School of architecture Academic exchange semester. Scholarship awarded under the COOPEN Project (Erasmus Mundus External Coperation Window Programme) September 2010-February 2011

High School Liceo Navarra, December 2005, Bogotá


Computer skills and competences - Trained in the use of design programs such as Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3d Studio Max and Suite Corelx4. - Skilled in the use of ECOTECT, bioclimatic simulation program for thermal, illumination and solar incidence analysis. - Competent with Microsoft programs like Excel, Word and Power point. - Facility to learn new software.

Languages - Mother tongue: Spanish - English. C1 Undestanding (reading and listening), B2 Speaking and writing.


National Seminar of Architecture School Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá D.C, November 19 and 20, 2009.

XXI National Meeting of Schools and Programs of Architecture “Architecture and Sustainable Cities” Colombian Association of Schools of Architecture Bogotá D.C, March 3,4 and 5, 2011


WORK EXPERIENCE Support Architect Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Infraestructure Direction_DIN April 2013 - Present

Development of architectural project, plans, sections and constructive details for the New Bulding for the School of Nursing at Bogotá campus.

Auxiliary Architect CONINDI. Construction, inspections and designs. S.A.S. October 2012 - March 2013

Development of architectural project for the Police Station’s Pandi, Choconta, Susa and Cambao.


Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Territotial and Institutional Planning Office_OPIT Support the Committee on Prevention and Emergencies Attention (CPRAE) in the projects related with the decreasing of the functional vulnerability of the Bogotá campus.

November 2011 - November 2012

Instructor July 2011 - October 2011

SENA. Technology center for construction and Wood. Coordination of Graphic development. Guide the modulus: Ecotect, Flash, Photoshop and Autocad for the Technologist in development of graphical techniques of construction projects.

Assistant student Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Academic Extension Center. ConsulJuly 2009 - June 2010


ting interadministrative contract SED-UN 1034. Environmental Sustainability Study. Support the development of the ambiental sustainability study for the district’s schools that the University designed for the Capital District of Bogotá.

Public contest for the urban and architectural draft for the recovery of the public space in the “Parque Gran Colombiano” at Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander. Colombian society of architects. National presidence. November 2012 Contest. Good architecture, excellent pedagogy. Colombian society of architects. National presidence. August. 2011 Contest of the 11 th Students Annual of Architecture of the Colombian Society os architects. Category: Architectural project. Project: “Multifunctional Complex for a residential neighborhood” November 2011 ArchMedia International ideas competition. First Sustainable transport center of Barcelona. (CUTSBCN) SEMIFINALIST. April 2010.




Year: 2008 Program: Funerary equipment Status: Academic Size: 2780 m2

This Project has been guided by two premises. The first: the funerary architecture must have implicit the trace left by the absence. The second, it is important to recognize the value of the meeting in the celebration of this rite; each mourner finds around himself the people who go there to show him/ her that despite the lost it is not alone.

Funeral Parlor Rooms Location Map

These premises and the research about the rite of the vigil ceremony created the project´s logical and formal structure. The most important of them: Every “full space” will be accompanied by a vacuum; for this reason each room, office, cafe, the chamel house and chapel has empty spaces inside or around it. Those “empty spaces” represent the absence and form the structure of the project and at the same time answer to the essential aspects: give privacy to each family and create a slow and ritual transition from outside to inside. Besides, this strategy guarantees appropriate ventilation that it is so needed due to the climate conditions of the place.

Funeral Parlor Rooms, Section A

Funeral Parlor Rooms, Section B






Funeral Parlor Rooms First Floor




Year: 2009 Program: Sports equipment Status: Academic Size: 50000 m2

Gymnastic Stadium Location Model

Facing the possibility that Bogotá could host the VII Pan-American Games, it was proposed the constitution of seven sport nucleuses that house the sports facilities needed by an event with such big scale. These nucleuses were located at Bogota’s south- west zone with the objective to transform a zone of the city which is neglected and damaged. The GYMNASTIC STADIUM is placed at the “Fontibon’s nucleus”, in a zone that actually has industrial, commercial and residential uses.

Gymnastic Stadium model top photo

Gymnastic Stadium model photo

The use of elements like light, water and vegetation allows that the project offers a different perspective from each view where it is observed. Taking into account that this sport is a contemplation act in which the assistants are “inactive” but more sensitive, the transformation will be done by textures and sounds. The light will be user of the space, who establishes the limits and companion of the assistant contemplation.


In order to integrate the project with the community it was projected a big park that not only houses the Gymnastic Stadium and the Skating rink but rink allows the use of the space in activities different from the sports. With this strategy the community would be more interested and feel it as part of the collective memory. However the project must not break the place dynamic and for this reason it respects the near housing with the privacy and tranquility that it implies. For this, the private sport tasks are separated from the stage and are posed like a transition between the private housing and the main sport scene. The main intent is creating an allusion to the movement and surprise that recalls the gymnastics and being itself a calling to dynamism.

Gymnastic Stadium model photos

Gymnastic Stadium side A

Gymnastic Stadium side B

Gymnastic Stadium Public floor, multiple activities

Gymnastics stadium Stands



LAS CRUCES, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA Year: 2010 Program: Urban equipmentt Status: Academic Size: 1000 m2

The idea started searching for a zone in the city in which the establishment of the proposed building could create a place that resolved the existent urban problems. For this reason the location of the “minimum security prison” is conceived as a park; with this principle the prison creates a place that allows the society to recognize it as urban equipment and at the same time it solves the scarcity of public space of the chosen area. The project has connection points that make possible the indirect interaction between the prison community and the free community, conditions that constitute the prison as a “public project”. It is necessary to clarify that the prison is located in the metropolitan area because those that are situated at the periphery miss out the urban relations that are produced in the moment that the city grows and absorb them; it generates conflicts and clashes between the different involved communities. The neighborhood “Las Cruces” is located in the downtown of the city, an

Prision - Park Location Map


8. Backyard 9. Cell unit 10. Administraive zone 11. Public Chapel

1. Inmates workshop 2. workshop for mixed use ( inmates and free people)

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Restroom RecreationArea Visitor access Family visits Conjugal visits.

(used by inmates and free people)

12. Public Library (used by inmates and free people)


13. Sports Zone 14. Dining room.



area where there are equipments that qualifies the zone as metropolitan but where there are no axes that allow the integration between those equipments and the near housing. At the same time in this neighborhood there are communal elements whose disintegration and disconnection do not foster an impact over the community life; for this reason the lineal park will favor an interaction between them. The project is organized over a composition axis that responds to the characteristics of the place, this axis distributes the communities, beginning with the public ones and continues increasing the level of privacy until finish with the most private: the prison.



Prision - Park


Prision - Park Localization Side

Prision - Park Side A

Prision - Park Side B

Prision - Park Side C


Grouping of type cells




The project aims to answer two worries: 1. How can I create an architectural project that reflects the impressions that the books “Alice through the looking glass” and “Alice in wonderland” awake in me? 2. How does it constitute as a meeting point of the everyday life of a poor neighborhood? As answer to this worries I decided to link each one with a concept that identifies it. In the first the PARALEL WORLD was recognized as direct reference with the forementioned text and linked with it the intentions: establishment of a radical contrast between the Project and its surroundings as well as the idea of coexisting worlds inside one. The second concern was linked with MULTIFUNCTIONALITY according to which the concentration of multiple activities will make the project a focal point of the sector dynamics. Subsequently it was identified an area of the city of Bogotá in which the project could produce an urban renovation and at the same time could supply the needs of the resident community. The chosen zone is adjacent to the “Techo wetland” which has the appropriate conditions to solve the exercise considering that it has urban problems like: absence of green zones, desiccation and invasion of the wetland, self constructed land, lack of equipment and dilapidated road network.

Access to a parallel world


As solution for these problems the project proposes to create three stripes: one residential, a wetland protection area and an equipment stripe. Those stripes would be linked by a cross itinerary that not only connects two neighborhoods but also stimulate the use of the “Wetland-Park”. The building is constituted as “CONTAINER OF PARALLEL WORLDS”, it creates a contrast between closed, stable an order and opened, instable

Urban Stripes

Wetland access into the project framed by a scale’s change


“Ciudad de Cali” Avenue Residential stripe Green stripe Equipment stripe Cross itinerary Plot

and “disorder”. Each one of the activities is established as a “parallel world”. Other formal strategies used in order to answer to the original intention: • First floor is characterized as “access to the parallel world”. Answering to the intention to have a “restricted access”, the building set over a reflecting pool which delimits the access by the west and east sides. This operation also shows the introduction of the wetland into the project as well as does the interior garden. • Define the “skin” as: - Activity container: at the interior it has circulations, offices, elevators and bathrooms. - Structure: The parallel walls that constitute two sides of the buildings are thought as “mega walls” over which are stand girders with a section near 5 meters. From those girders are lowered the different volumes, with this operation is stand out the independence of each unit, it is given the sensation of floatage of the “worlds” and the itineraries are multiplied. • Scale variation: One of the strongest impressions instilled by the forementioned books. The project’s section explores the constant variation of height and give to the users the possibility to feel the space in different manners.

Walls as activity containers

Skin as estructure

Scale Variation

Multiple circulations


Multifunctional complex location map

Access Floor Main Auditorium Access

PROGRAM: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Main Access Auditorium Warehouse Men restroom Women restroom Administration office Actors dressing room Cafeteria Lobby

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Reception desk Doctor’s office Lab Emergency stairs Ramp Elevators Shop Theater Foyer

First Floor_Access to Dressing Rooms, Cafeteria and Medical Center.


19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

Conflict Resolution Center Mediatheque Citizen service Center Men dressing rooms Pool Access Technical rooms Women dressing rooms Gym Toy Library

28. Terrace 29. Studios 30. Garden

Second Floor_Access to Mediatheque And Conflict Resolution Center

Third Floor_Access to Mediatheque, Theatre And Citizen Service Center

Fifth Floor_Access to Terraces, Studios and Toy Library

Multifunctional complex model.


Fourth Floor_Access to Gym, Toy Library and Pool

Location model. Esc 1:1000

Disassemble model.


Multifunctional complex Side A

Multifunctional complex Side B

Before the Multifunctional complex

With the Multifunctional complex

Street perspective



Multifunctional complex Side C

Multifunctional complex. Interior view.

Multifunctional complex. Interior nightview.




ANDEAN, CARIBBEAN, PACIFIC AND AMAZONIC REGIONS- COLOMBIA Year: 2011 Program: Educational equipment Status: Contest Size: 1500 m2 Team: Arquiteorama ( Juan C. Mora/ Maria C. Gracia/ Fabian Vargas/ Mónica Delgado )

Modular System for Public Schools The proposal stems the school’s role in towns that have flood problems, in these territories the schools are also shelters, meeting center and relief camps. Even without the flood they are used for parties, masses and celebrations which mean that regardless the region and configuration they set up as community centralities.

This perspective establishes school not only as a quantitative problem (areas, number of students and indicators) but also as an opportunity to improve the quality of life of the community and states how educational buildings can influence their surroundings. In this search emerges the idea of an expanded school, a school able to achieve a greater impact on the place and able to articulate the world of education with the outside world. That educational process is linked with social contexts and pedagogical processes involve the whole community. Therefore if everyone participates and it becomes in a


community issue, the spatiality must be associated with what is public. Designing the project under the principles explained above, the school is defined in a multifaceted way: A school that is more than equipment, equipment that is fully exploited. Therefore, the project proposes to generate a place that is not only a school, but also a place that has the conditions to host community meetings. This implies to forget the traditional compact school in order to choose an allocation where the main character the public space and where the buildings can behave independently. In the search for the public issue, the place is transformed into a park. The squares, the roads and sports areas develop, structure and organized the school parts and give meaning to their relationships. Finally, the proposal sets an open school, an urban and cultural centrality.

1. Path organizes modules 2.The collective spaces are differentiated from the classroom







P: Topography and routes give the guide for urban implant C: Central areas E: Possible expansion

School system

School’s and park’s paths


Module B,C







Module A D







Module D,E,F,G F1


zona cunas 31,5m2 cambio


zona cunas 31,5m2

Control esfinteres 4.3m2

gateo 21.6m2

zona cubierta exterior 8m2

Module H

gateo 21.6m2 lactario 11,8m2

cambio 6.3m2

zona cubierta exterior 8m2

lactario 11,8m2

Control esfinteres 4.3m2


Control esfinteres 4.3m2

Control esfinteres 4.3m2

autoservicio alacena basuras




A. Classroom. It could have one floor and a terrace or two floors. B. Resource center C. Administration D. Multiporpuse classroom E. Laboratory F1. Small cafeteria F2. Big cafeteria G1. Small nursery G2. Big nursery H. Meeting room


Proposal for Amazonic region.


Proposal for Pacific region.

nivel 26.5

D. Adm.

Aula A. especializado

nivel 25

Aula preescolar

Proposal for Caribbean region. Proposal for Andean region.


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