The Torres del Parque is a brick-built residential complex in the center of Bogota, Colombia. Its construction took place between 1968 and 1970. Before the construction, however, there were four years of meticulous thought process about how to suit the structure with its environment. Rogelio Salmona, the architect of the complex, had to consider the rough topography as well as the surrounding buildings. Although a private place, the complex also had to be open for the citizens, corresponding to the city concept that is based on openness rather than confinement.
The three towers of the complex surround an arena called the Santamaria Bullring and face Independence Park. The curvy shapes of the buildings imitate the form of the bullring. Meanwhile, the park’s greenery and the cascading terraces of the towers add an ecological aspect to the complex. The tallest tower has 32 stories and is 150 meters high. It is also one of the highest buildings in the city thanks to its location at the foot of Cerro de Monserrate.
The Torres del Parque constitutes a revolutionary residential concept in the modern urban architecture of Colombia.
Another advantage of the towers’ location is that they are at the junction point of several landmarks of Bogota including la Independencia park, la Santamaría bullring, and the Planetarium. There is also an over-80-year-old sculpture of the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus