Incredible Ongoing Colorful Modernization of City El Alto by Architect Freddy Mamani

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani had already built over 70 colorful buildings bringing life and culture to the monochromatic city of El Alto. Symbolism and inspiration come from ancient local architecture and craft. For the past 2 decades, Mamani helped the city of El Alto reach a certain status and even create a representation of economical power for some people who are trying to obtain his buildings. In most cases, ground floors are intended as commercial space, while the second floors are designed as ballrooms. The floors above are secured for apartments. Mamani loves to call his work in El alto the “New Andean Architecture”. The city is located near the capital of Bolivia and it’s the second most populated in the country. “El Alto is always considered a monochromatic city, because of the altitude and the very cold alpine climate,” Mamani explained. “My buildings, day by day, are giving more of a modernity to the city.”

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Architecture by great Freddy Mamani

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Mamani brought color and ancient traditions into the monochrome city of El Alto

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He had already built over 70 buildings in this city.

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 All the colors in the interiors are hand-painted with brushes.

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The ground floors are intended as commercial space.

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The second floors are designed as ballrooms.

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Apartments are meant to be on the third floor and the floors above.

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