The unusual design of the 127 Living apartment building in Bogotá is tailored to the young and creative. With unique floor plans, the building is designed for residents to live in a communal atmosphere with shared places on each floor, each dedicated to a different purpose. The second floor provides a place to relax and play games, such as foosball or ping-pong, while the third floor offers a collaborative co-working space for those who work remotely. The 15-floor building also has a gym on the fourth floor, a dining area on the fifth floor and outdoor space on the roof. The 900 one-bedroom units are tailored to personality types, such as artists, musicians, bikers or those who simply want to maximize their closet space.
The 127 Living community also cares about living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Developers of 127 Living, Constructora Bolívar, used sustainable construction materials, such as honeycomb clay blocks, to ensure 52 percent less embodied energy in materials. Other features, such as energy-saving lighting and low-flow faucets, help residents conserve energy and water, while also reducing their utility bills. For over 30 years, Constructora Bolívar has led the Colombian market in developing urban housing projects for all income levels. The company is committed to building spaces that provide a strong sense of community and an environmentally-conscious lifestyle for residents. Constructora Bolívar has also certified 176 Park, Arboleda del Campestre-Laurel, Nordika, Park Living, and Prado Park.
127 Living has achieved a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads, water-saving faucets for bathrooms and kitchens and dual flush water closets.
Micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for roof construction and honeycomb clay blocks with internal and external plaster for walls.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.