Project Description

MEDELLÍN – THE MOST INNOVATIVE CITY IN THE WORLD

  • Medellín City
  • Medellín City
  • Medellín City

Languages available: EN ES

Minimum group size: 1

Maximum group size: 20

Duration: 4 hours

DESCRIPTION – Medellín: The most innovative city in the world

In 2013, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) defined Medellin as the most innovative city in the world, due to its social urban projects in the most deprived neighborhoods that have transformed very degraded and troubled areas of the city.

Among the “innovations” offered, it highlights its modern mass transit system, as well as libraries, cultural centers and public spaces that have been the key to the regeneration of the “comunas” (degraded neighborhoods where social urban planning has been done). We will visit two of the “comunas” of Medellin and we will use the modern Metro + Metrocable.

We will begin the itinerary in the downtown area, the Guayaquil Neighbourhood. The process of renewing of the center was promoted by the mayor since 2002, we will visit, among other works, the restored Railway Station, Plaza of Light Project, the new Thematic Library of Public Enterprises of Medellín by Felipe Uribe de Bedout, Vazquez and Carré buildings, the promenade of Carabobo, the Exhibition Palace and the New International Convention Centre by Daniel Bonilla and the Botero Square.

With the new Metro + Metrocable we will arrive at Barrio Santo Doming, where we will visit the new Social Urbanism and the Library of Spain by Giancarlo Mazzanti.

In this guided visit by one of our architects you will know firsthand a city in which architecture has improved whole neighborhoods of the city and the connectivity between them and you will be amazed by the vitality and imagination of contemporary Colombian architecture.