From World's Drug Capital to Green Oasis: The Incredible Story of Medellin, Colombia

RutaN Business Center

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RutaN Business Center In Medellin, Colombia Photo
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Medellin's revival is also due to the encouragement of entrepreneurship and development of new businesses.

This building, which broke ground mid 2010, is a step in that direction.

Likely to be the first public building in Colombia awarded LEED certification, RutaN is an Innovation Businesses Center intended to empower new businesses based on knowledge. It was designed by architect Alejandro Echeverri and will boast a vertical garden on one wall, as well as landscaped surroundings.

Photo: Medellin Public Works Office.