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EL COLEGIO DEL CUERPO

El Colegio del Cuerpo (The School of the Body), based in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), has celebrated 25 years after having initiated, in September 1997, its work in the most socially and economically unequal city of the country. Emblematic city, alternative capital of Colombia, it simultaneously displays UNESCO´s designation as Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. More tan 10,000 children and youngsters from what we have called Talent Stratum have participated during these years in the different projects and programs of our two methodological strategies: Education for Dance (artistic professional formation) and Education with Dance (integral body education for non-artists).
In 2008 El Colegio del Cuerpo received from the Mayoralty of Cartagena a 9.884 acres land based in Pontezuela, semi-urban township, where we initiated in the midst of Master Pandemic, the construction of our definitive site.

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of the descriptive memory of the 
Architectural Project

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Architecture as 

an Extension of our Body

The architect Leopoldo Javier Combariza, founding member of El Colegio del Cuerpo, has designed a project that in a masterful and coherent way reflects the pedagogical philosophy of our institution: from the beginning of our work in 1997, the issue of the dignity and suitability of the spaces became an essential pedagogical tool. The contact with beauty, pulchritude, thermo-accustic conditions for concentration and – I insist – in the notion of dignity, inspire and transform the behaviour of youngsters and children. Architecture is nothing more and nothing less than a prolongation of our body, or, as the architect Leopoldo Combariza Díaz (father of our founding member), calls it: “Architecture is our third skin”.

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View from the East

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ARCA – General Warehouse
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Strategic Alliances Route

In the following document we have formulated a proposal of long term strategic alliances with Enterprises, Universities, Foundations and Corporations based on a convergence of values and objectives by means of a win-to-win scheme of enormous impact on the local, national and international level, based on the trajectory and prestige of eCdC, as well as on the solidity and ethic civic principles of the enterprises and

institutions that would join this Alliance. 

The pioneer Enterprise to join this common effort is SURA. This emblematic enterprise of our country, guided not only by social enterprise responsibility, but above all, by a humanistic and committed posture with the highest values of concern, respect, conviviality and

co-responsibility with the common wellbeing: a new citizenship and a notion of richness linked with integral wellbeing and plenitude, not only with

material goods and finantial results.

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ARCA – General Warehouse
– Already built.

Descriptive memory of the architectural project

LOCATION OF THE PROPERTY

 

The land on which El Colegio del Cuerpo is being built is located near the town of Pontezuela, a small semi-urban and/or semi-rural agglomeration  that is part of the District of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. This town is 16 kilometers from the city of Cartagena.

PROPERTY AREA

 

40,000 m2

 

TOTAL BUILDING AREA ON THE FIRST FLOOR PERMITTED BY CURRENT POT RULES

4000 m2

 

TOTAL OCCUPANCY AREA ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SCHOOL OF THE BODY:

  3088.82 m2

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Know the plans of the project  enelVerde

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enelVerde Park Museum

The pedestrian trails that permit access to each point of the terrain and interweave the edifications conform a circuit enelVerde, that will thread an itinerary of the visit to the place, becoming a real Botanical Garden and an open-air Museum. Thus, the visitor, student or master will be able to appreciate along his wandering, the installations and works of art that are being desiplayed from now on in the place, whose autor is the founder Álvaro Restrepo, as well as many other artists and masters who shall display – in a transitory or permanent way – their talent in this Cultural Park.