Nodos de Desarrollo Cultural – Moravia

In the first three years of activities the CDCM has served a population of nearly 500.000 inhabitants, developing a huge number of cultural activities from the arts to the education. The intense use of the centre made by the community and the important role that the place has taken in the cultural life of the neighbourhood has brought the necessity to create alternative spaces around the actual building. The premise of the project Nodos de Desarrollo Cultural (Cultural Development Nodes) was to tackle the lack of cultural spaces in a marginalized densely populated neighbourhood, and in addition, work under the condition of a low budget, using recycled materials and strict conditions of use of public space. read more

The Nodo de Desarrollo Cultural #1 “El Morro” has been conceived as a bridge between art and architecture, and it is proposed as a collectively artistic act to support the process of urban transformation of the neighbourhood, through the creation of new spaces for culture available for the entire community. It also has the function to symbolically communicate the history and identity of the community of Moravia.

A project by:
CDCM - Centro de Desarrollo Cultural de Moravia and El Puente_lab

Concept and design:
STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen)
Architects María Camila Vélez and Yesenia Rodríguez
El puente_lab (Juan Esteban Sandoval and Alejandro Vasquez Salinas)

With the Participation of:
Students from the architecture faculty of Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín (Jorge Alberto Arango, Cesar Augusto Muñoz Toro, Jenny Paola Sierra, José León Gómez, German Tamayo).
Guide and community leader: Cielo María Holguín Ramírez.
Documentation: Andres Galeano.

Realized by:
Megal S.A., coordinated by: María Camila Vélez, Yesenia Rodríguez and Alejandro Vasquez Salinas (El puente_lab).
Furniture realized by artisans and carpenters from Moravia.

Financed by:
Alcaldía de Medellín and COMFENALCO Antioquia.

With the support of:
Mondriaan Foundation (Netherlands), Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy), Unidad Taller del Espacio Público-Departamento Administrativo de Planeación de Medellín, Gerencia Macroproyecto de Moravia (Medellín), Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá (Medellín), Jardín Botánico de Medellín, Corporación Sentidos (Medellín), Cocineros de Moravia, Red Cultural de Moravia.
Nodo de desarrollo cultural #1 “El Morro”, workshop with STEALTH.unlimited - 2010
Nodo de desarrollo cultural #1 “El Morro”, building process - 2011
Nodo de desarrollo cultural #1 “El Morro”, spaces completed - 2011