ATC Tower Bogota Airport
ATC Tower at the Eldorado Airport in Bogotá, Colombia
As part of the expansion program for the Eldorado Airport, the existing control tower will be demolished to make way for the new terminal building. The new tower is designed to meet the functional requirements of controlling air traffic and becoming a symbol for the airport and the city of Bogotá. The form of the tower makes references to the mythology of the Muisca culture, and the legend of ‘Eldorado’ from which the airport derives its name.
A mixed structure of an exterior steel skin and interior concrete central core is defined to resist the high seismic risk of the region. A of rhombus grid steel structure forms the cone shaped shaft of the tower creating a spiralling effect on the exterior. These forms, reminiscent of symbols from the Muisca culture are also ideal for resisting seismic forces