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Regional Holcim Awards 2020
Latin America

Regional Holcim Awards 2020 Latin America

Virtual Awards jury meeting for Latin America including (from top left): Edelio Bermejo, Benno Hossbach, Harry Gugger, Fernando Diez, Luis Callejas, Marilyne Andersen, Sandra Barclay, Maria Betânia de Oliveira, Cecilia Puga, Luisa Pastore, and Loreta Castro Reguera.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
In the middle of the mountain, a mining footprint is transformed into a botanical pavilion.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Steel cables that rest on the slope of the mountain from end to end, are hung forming a catenary by a light of 130 meters. A single cover that protects the exotic and natural collections chosen for being the most representative ecosystems of the Colombian regions. The native collection of the mountain slope, continues and pierces the building by means of strips of trees.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The project intention (recover the silhouette of the mountain and the project can only made by steel) is very attach with the structure. The structure is made of two cables suspended from the ends of the mountains by means of expansion anchors, between the anchors the structure also has tensioners, which are responsible for preventing differences in air pressure and winds from raising the cover. The cover is made by ETFE bubbles that give rigidity and solution to the evacuation of rainwater.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Tensioners give stability to the roof and define the educational and research program of the building
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The route is born in the Mangle and ascends until reaching the Páramo in danger by illegal mining.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The building, understood as a piece of city, seeks to create links between the urban and the natural.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
On the left the deterioration of the park is evidenced, with the greenhouse the recovery of its.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The educational program coexists with the natural forest that recovers its space in the mountain.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Architectural strategies to relate the activity to the landscape and a journey through biodiversity.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Jhon Janer Salazar Ruiz, Lina Fernanda Valencia Lozano, and Juan Camilo Muñoz
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Jhon Janer Salazar Ruiz, Juan Camilo Muñoz, and Lina Fernanda Valencia Lozano
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Sustainability.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Principal façade.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Productive space.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Floor 1.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Floor 2.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Idea.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Construction.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Bioclimatic.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Interior space.
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Vernacular Greenhouse in Colombia
Flexibility.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Ground floor plan.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
This image emphasizes the simplicity with which the project was solved. Spatiality conforms between the exuberance of the wooden structure and the multiple objects that blend with the surrounding landscape.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
As an overview, the project represents an unconventional distribution of the program embraced by a large, yet light, coverage.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Structure detail.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Structure rhythm.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Object perspective.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Site plan.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Structure axonometric.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Functions diagram.
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Collective Harvest in Brazil
Gustavo Utrabo, architect, Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
Canalejas is the center of closed population centers that will benefit from the project.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
The art village represents a new community space where the inhabitants of Canalejas can meet, work, learn and create art in a safe and creative environment. The architecture and the landscape make the place an attractive space for the young locals, creating a synergy between the vernacular architecture reinterpreted in a contemporary way with the natural landscaped environment, and the artistic work.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
Different elements accompany the transitions between the workshops and the open garden spaces. Leisure, transition, pause and meeting spaces generate the possibility of interaction between the members of the Canalejas community, enabling the creation of new quality productive relationships. The search for a safe space is also reflected in the activities that are carried out day by day, for which the architecture serves as the background scenario while allowing the possibility of learning from it.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
The complete master plan takes advantage of the site in order to allow a diverse range of programs.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
Landscape design is key in order for the architecture to fit in with the natural environment.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
A direct connection between enclosed and open spaces creates a constant dialogue with nature.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
Different activities can occur over time, so the architecture is flexible and adapts to future needs.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
Steel structural elements reinterpret the construction systems of the region with durable materials.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
The auditorium is one of the main spaces to attract local youth with free public activities.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
It has been quickly appropriated as a community place for expressing their culture and traditions.
Creative Space in Mexico
Creative Space in Mexico
Main authors of the project (l-r): Jorge Arvizu, Diego Ricalde, Emmanuel Ramírez & Ignacio del Río.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Interior - Exterior Transition.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
A House for the Compact City: A housing prototype must be based on achieving a more sustainable urban development, since every architectural proposal designs the city. The contemporary inhabitant is essentially urban, it is not a typical user or family, it rather requires a flexible and changing habitat that adapts.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Multiple Sustainability Factors: Urban Location -Flexible and Modular Program - Environmental Design - Materiality.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Plan.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Detail.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Structure.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Material.
Housing Infill in Argentina
Housing Infill in Argentina
Back Facade.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Concept diagram and site plan.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Northeast facade view.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Section in perspective showing the 3 distinct levels of the complex. A floating level built on logs of Açacu (low density local wood) offers a space for a diverse use (resting, events, fishing). At the street level there are collective spaces (markets, education center, restaurant). On the upper floor the dwellings are located.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Plans.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Plans.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Sections, elevations and isometric.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Water cycle and thermal solution diagram.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Structure.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Floating level and outdoor areas.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Collective spaces and internal views of the apartments.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Danielle Gregorio
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Recognition of vulnerable populations most affected. Global insertion of the urban dike.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Aerial view of the amphibious territory, case study province of Chaco. Km3 combines large-scale hard water infrastructure with the native landscape of the territory and citizen activities, adapting it to the characteristics of the urban environment and the community.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Approach on a piece of the XL system – Km3. Urban dike is a key piece within the system to understand the dynamics of water in today’s society and its link with the urban environment. Located in an urban void on the periphery of 2 conurbations, a depressed, low and constantly flooded area. The proposal uses this feature in favor of infrastructure, a social catalyst proposes to end the fragmentation imposed by its location.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Water scales: Water gardens / Green line / Urban dike.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Problem – Solution. Geographical and anthropic conditions of territory.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Water resource for community use, environment, infrastructure, and mobility.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Temporalities, changes in the landscape and programs starting from the study of the rainy cycles.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Multi-scale infrastructure as a public space.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Modular, prefabricated, and repetitive structure adaptable to the different uses of the community.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Paradigm shift.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Gimena Ailen Ponce Abba, María Rosario Ruiz Cabello, and María Florencia Ruiz Cabello
The project recognizes the wetland’s structure. Establishes a transition area between the city and the ecosystem, creating a linear park of 5.5 km that highlight and protects diversity of natural, cultural, and historical landscapes through careful interventions. Trails run along the edge of the wetland, respecting its natural structure, allowing for the enjoyment and understanding of the ecosystem while establishing a clear limit to control the expansion of the urban development.
Historically, urban development processes have reduced wetland areas and modified their natural border, affecting the ecosystem and its relationship with Bogotá’s ecological structure. Trails run along the edge of the wetland respecting its natural structure, allowing enjoyment, and understanding of the ecosystem while establishing a clear limit that will control further urban expansion.
Natural qualities of wetland ecosystems.
Holistic analysis of current issues and design determinants.
The use of native vegetation, extending the concept of the VIVA Botanical Collection to the park.
Preservation: Reduce physical interventions and protect the ecosystem’s autonomous development
Recover: the identity of the places, articulating them to current needs and aspirations.
Strengthen: Enhance existing conditions and needs of local ecosystem, and spatial and cultural needs.
These breaks in the paths allow for “pauses” when journeying through the park.
Paths permits a spatial experience bringing you closer to nature and the history of Muisca people.
Work team. Connatural.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
The ground level disconnection allows the use of a big glass facade and to ensure privacy.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
With the arrival of concrete and metal structures, the flat roof typology spread widely in the city of Quito reaching even the historical neighborhoods. Our project proposes as a safe, conscious and dignified housing alternative that takes advantage of both public and private underused resources of the city. In the photo, San Juan-Quito, popular neighborhood just outside the historical center of the city with the “Parasitic House” installed.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
On the flat rooftop of a 50-year old 2-storey concrete house, the 12sqm prototype lands to take advantage of the amazing natural and city views given by the low density and dramatic topography of the city. Uncountable underused flat rooftops can be identified from this part of the city. The south-facing frosted glass facade allows natural illumination and ventilation and ensures privacy towards the neighbors.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Problem: Urban Sprawl, “American Dream” styled house, over consumption.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Solution: City as an opportunity, Spread the idea, lightweight living.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Parasite landing over an underused flat rooftop ready to be plugged (or not).
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Architectural plans and isometric schemes of the built prototype showing the insulation chamber.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Prototype function designed specifically for the user, one of the architects lives there.
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
User customization choices. How to build and transport it? plugged or unplugged? stuff? size? users?
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
Accommodating Above in Ecuador
The north facing facade and insulation ensures comfort in both the lofted bed and in the space.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
El Sindicato Arquitectura (l-r): Xavier Duque, María Reinoso, Nicolás Viteri.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
An empty building in a dense environment.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
The intervention of the building “Plaza Merced 2000” is a unique opportunity to define how similar underused retail buildings and their context can be improved reducing conflicts and taking advantage of the opportunities.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
The proposal addresses the paradigmatic scenario that the building intervention represents stating a message of accessibility and inclusiveness. The building becomes an open and dynamic facility. Austere materials are used to improve the building performance and the user experience.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Activation strategy.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
A long-term dialogue to achieve consensus.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Integrating the building into the city.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Reducing quantity to increase quality.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Addressing functionality and experience with natural light.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving the environmental, spatial, and economic performance of the building.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
The abandoned cinema inside of the building becomes a public active space for the district.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Pablo Goldin Marcovich
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Ecopark mission.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
The ecopark project transforms the problem of dismantling a zoo into an opportunity to generate/create consciousness. Humanity should leave its ego/selfishness behind and stop being above the environment, to become a part of a whole.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
The resulting park, full of new life and transformed into a public space, is not only a beautiful recreational landscape, but in its very essence contains a great mission, becoming the first large concrete site destined to the diffusion of sustainable practices and environmental awareness in the region.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
The circuits of the park.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Place.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Prosperity.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Planet.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Progress.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
People.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Message.
Park Evolution in Argentina
Park Evolution in Argentina
Project authors (l-r): Guillermo Lesch & Leticia Alfaro.
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