01. RESTRICTIONS: The general volume, height, width, setbacks and program distribution constitute some of the physical aspects that are strictly regulated by the municipality in this area of Bogota. Most of the volume is already preconfigured in buildings constructed under these parameters, especially when commercial interests demand maximum permitted construction of square and cubic meters. This hotel configures an attempt to breach or permeate the norm.It is slim and presents four open facades due to the lateral setbacks.The facades set back to create a double skin system of metal and glass, while the main façade reflects the urban context and projects 1,5 m, maximum allowed by regulation. Vehicular and pedestrian access are located at the same level, this frees an extra floor for guest rooms.Common areas occupy the basement level with zenithal lighting.
02. PERFORATIONS, WINDOWS, HALLWAYS, PROJECTIONS: The building is understood as a compilation of small rooms articulated by a central hall.Simultaneously, it is identified as a vertical sum of three window types and visual connections with the city: those that are controlled with metal blinds, fixed and perforated; those defined by full-sized glazed surfaces in the guest rooms; and those windows projected onto the main road that sometimes function as a lounge at the end of the corridors. While the bedrooms allow to observe the urban life and landscape: the inhabited hills, the homogenous brick city, the savannah of Bogota and the areas surrounding the park on the 93rd street, the building´s exterior imagecorresponds to the interior daily use of the bedrooms and halls.