In tune with being the “City of Eternal Spring,” Medellin, Colombia has implemented the concept of “Buildings that Breathe” as they continue to expand sustainable infrastructures throughout the city.
According to EcoMobility, Medellin is poised to add of 1.7 million square feet of new park space with 25 parks and 11 urban promenades as part of the Urban Integral Project. It comes to no surprise that the second tallest living wall in the world is located in Medellin! The residential building Green Medellin wall (pictured), created by Groncol and Paisajismo Urbano is a 300 ft. tall vertical garden.
As tourism continues to grow in Colombia, the government has designated 59 nationally protected areas. Another worthy mention is the Botanical Garden of Medellin, home to over 1,000 living species and 4,500 flowers. It has an important collection of orchids preserved in an architectural space called the “Orquideorama.” This non-traditional venue can also be used for your next international meeting.
An additional focus on providing green meeting capabilities and LEED certified spaces are evident in sustainable hotels such as the NH Collection Hotel in Medellin. Centrally located in the main business hub and a short drive from the Jose Maria International airport, the affordable luxury gives access to one of the most innovative cities in the world (Wall Street Journal).
Medellin welcomes you to take part in its growth and discover why it’s known as South America’s Most Innovative Meeting and Event Destination.