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Cinemas / Capitales

Presented by: Alfredo Montaño Bello

ARCHITECTURE FOR CINEMATOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION. CASE BOGOTÁ.

Cinema is one of the social and cultural phenomena that has evidenced the fact that we live in an interconnected and globalized world. In the cinematographic production chain, movie theaters and their associated typologies, configured the essential means of exhibition and contributed since their appearance new places of meeting, exchange, cultural consumption and use of free time.

CINEMAS / CAPITALS elaborates a retrospective on these spaces and proposes a way of understanding a global phenomenon that was replicated throughout the 20th century in most of the world's countries.
cities around the world. In this sense, the exhibition is an unfinished exercise, which aspires to the integration of research from other cities in order to progressively consolidate a project that will be able to provide a more comprehensive view of the world's cities.
The project is a traveling exhibition venue with unlimited growth that also allows for a deep understanding of the value of architecture for film exhibition.

CINEMAS / CAPITALES disseminates the value of the architecture developed for this purpose in the city of Bogota, through a digital exhibition proposal that seeks to highlight and disseminate the value of cultural heritage, represented by the architecture for cinema exhibition developed through the "Cinemas", those buildings whose real and physical presence symbolize the ritual of going to the movies in the city and allow memory to make the past present through knowledge, memory and imagination. The pieces that are part of the digital exhibition are:

01 RHIZOME OF TYPES OF FILM EXHIBITION SPACES:

This piece shows the different spatial typologies for film exhibition that developed throughout the twentieth century in Bogotá. Adapted spaces,

first halls, cinemas, movie theaters, drive-in theaters, multi-screens and multiplexes are the typological categories exemplified.

02 EXHIBITION SPACES IN THE CITY:

This piece shows the emergence of cinema exhibition spaces along with the urban growth of Bogota. It also includes images of the opening times and the installed capacity in the city.

03 TRIPTYCH OF FLOOR PLANS, SECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS OF EXHIBITION SPACES:

These three animations show, under the dihedral system, the planimetric representation of some selected cases: (3.1) Plans, (3.2) Sections, (3.3) Elevations.

04 ARCHITECTURE OF PARADIGMATIC EXHIBITION SPACES:

These eight animations allow us to understand the spatiality and architectural language of eight exhibition spaces that are illustrative to understand the changes and transformations of the architecture of these spaces over time. These spaces are: (4.1) Faenza Theater (1924), (4.2) St. George (1938), (4.3) Colombia (1940),

(4.4) Mogador (1947), (4.5) Dorado (1948), (4.6) Mexico (1951), (4.7) Opera (1969) and
(4.8) Ambassador (1969).

In the movie theater, architecture dematerializes to give way to moving images. CINEMAS/CAPITALES is an exhibition proposal based on the experience of dematerializing architecture to materialize it again as a moving image.

The museographic project is the result of phases I and II of the research project: CINEMAS / CAPITALS. The architecture for the exhibition of cinema in the capitals of the world. The case of Bogota.
Winner of the Internal Call: No 15 of 2017 sponsored by the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

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