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Global Holcim Awards Ideas prize handover – “Territorial Roof” in Argentina
Presenting the Global Holcim Awards Ideas prize (l-r): Mariela Marchisio, Universidad National de Córdoba; Angelo Bucci, University of São Paulo, Ideas prize winners Juan Cruz Serafini and Tomás Pont; and Carlos Espina, Holcim Argentina.
Tomás Pont is an architect based in Córdoba, Argentina and a recipient of a Holcim Research in Practice Grant (RPG).
Last updated: July 07, 2021 Córdoba, Argentina
Tomás Esteban Pont Apóstolo is an architect based in Córdoba, Argentina and a recipient of a Holcim Research in Practice Grant (RPG). His project studies the new roles of architecture and its contribution to addressing climate change.
He co-founded architecture studio .UNESTUDIO with Tomás José Beverina Pagés that developed small and medium scale plans, and collaborated in larger projects. He is currently working as a project manager in a collective of architects focused on medium and large housing developments in the Americas and Europe, with an emphasis on conscious and responsible with the environment architecture.
He studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Argentina and graduated in 2016. He has been a teaching assistant for Architecture I, Architecture V and Architecture VI and research workshops in the Faculty of Architecture, Urban & Industrial Design at UNC.
His research focuses on new paradigms and possibilities for architecture, and the need to tackle global issues through the profession. He also participates in research related to global issues, focused on diverse energy obtainment sources and ocean algae treatment in Argentina and Mexico.
He was a recipient of the Holcim Awards Next Generation 1st prize for Latin America with Stefano Romagnoli and Juan Cruz Serafini for “Territorial Figure in Argentina: Tidal energy landscape”, which was an extension of their final thesis work “Global Energy Landscapes: Evolutionary Process of Infrastructures in new territories – The Patagonia Case”. The project which studies the new role of architecture and its contribution to addressing climate change also received a Global Holcim Awards Ideas Prize in 2018 and received a LHolcim Research in Practice Grant in 2018.
The thesis work has been published and exhibited in various formats, and awarded: Aroztegui Prize, finalist (2017 Latin America); National Sustainable Architecture & Urban Design Prize of National Federation of Architects, finalist (2017 Argentina); Tamayouz International Excellence Award, 2nd prize (2017 International); Group Han Prize of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), 1st prize (2017 International); CLA TIL 2018, finalist (2018 Latin America); Landscape & City, International Architecture Biennale of Argentina, finalist (2018 Argentina); Latin America Biennale of Landscape Architects, honorable mention (2018 Latin America).