Director, Ooze Architects
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Global finalist entry 2018 – Urban Circulatory System
Morro da Formiga, bordering the Tijuca Forest and Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro demonstrates the Água Carioca system applied at scale ‘M’. The Cascata River will have the same quality upon entering as upon leaving the Favela. The river will be swimmable and usable for recreational purposes and most importantly become a shining example of how environmental pollution and river degradation in informal neighborhoods can be reversed.
Eva Pfannes is Director of Ooze Architects based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; winner of the LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze for Latin America (2017); and was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Europe (2020).
Last updated: June 23, 2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Eva Pfannes is Director of Ooze Architects based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
She co-founded Ooze Architects with Sylvain Hartenberg in 2003.
She has practiced architecture at Maxwan, Rotterdam (1997-2001), Zaha Hadid, London (2001-02) and Studio Makkink Bey, Rotterdam (2004-06).
Eva Pfannes studied at the Stuttgart State Academy for Art & Design and at The Bartlett School of Architecture – University College London (UCL). She was tutor and guest critic at the North London Polytechnic, the Art Academy in Stuttgart, and taught Public Space at the Eindhoven Design Academy. In 2015 she was Practitioner in Residence at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London (UAL).
She won the Dutch Basis Prix de Rome for Architecture (2006) and the British Landscape Institute Award for the best “Design for a Temporary Landscape” with the King’s Cross Pond Club.
She has been a jury member for the Rotterdam Architecture Prize (2019) and the Blauwe Kamer Yearbook of Urbanism & Landscape Architecture (2019).
She won the Holcim Awards Bronze for Latin America in 2017 for Urban Circulatory System in Brazil, praised by the Awards jury for its detailed analysis of water flows as an urban “circulatory system” running through the favela.
She was a workshop presenter at the 6th International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.