2021 Creating Impact - Universidad Ean - Colombia
In Bogotá, Universidad Ean has become a landmark developing social and environmental sustainability projects. One of the most significant bets has been becoming a sustainable urban campus. Ean Legacy is a building that is a living lab for sustainable practices and innovation. It was designed under Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) architecture principles and resembles, as its designer William McDonough describes, nature: it produces oxygen, generates shadow to regulate temperature with is wonder frame and it is integrated as a part of the landscape that celebrates the mountains and harmonizes the surroundings. This building is more than aesthetics: it is the coexistence of the biosphere and the techno sphere in the middle of a city. Now it is the main campus of a University that is focused on sustainable entrepreneurship. It seeks to gain space recovery to promote leisure, coexistence among citizens and environmental sustainability.
Building the Ean Legacy, is in addition articulated with the academic proposal of the University to include students in a new sustainable culture where gender equality, equal access to education and the generation of access to basic services are the basis to impact communities in all regions besides the sustainable campus.