The Universidad de los Andes building is located in Serena del Mar. The Caribbean Campus has an area of 3,000 m2, which contains classrooms, collaborative work areas, networking areas, offices, healthcare services, cafés, and areas for wellbeing and reading.
Brandon Haw Architecture (BHA) designed the Universidad de los Andes new building (14,097 m2 in total), which includes inside and outside spaces to create collaborative work areas that frame the Caribbean landscape. One of the most interesting parts of the design is the concrete fins that can be seen throughout the whole year depending on where the sun is located; they regulate how the Caribbean sunlight enters the complex and create shady areas while maintaining the view of the building’s landscape exterior. The bioclimatic design was created specifically based on local conditions.
This building is the university’s first campus outside its main campus in Bogotá.