On the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, Haw recently designed two univeristy campus buildings for Universidad de los Andes that draw on the architecture of Cartagena’s Old Town, a nerby UNESCO Wolrd Heritage site. The coastal town of Cartagena, which was founded by the Spanish in 1533, features colourful colonial buildings and cobblestone streets oriented toward the northerly winds. Leafy Banyan trees creat shaded canopies within the courtyards of buildings, many of which have pools or fountains.
The wind, shade and water work together to create a microclimate of passive cooling typical of quintessential Moorish architecture.
Source: d+a Magazine. March 30, 2017