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Project Summary

From temporary shelters to permanent housing

This project is given distinction for its socially ambitious vision to provide affordable housing in areas where temporary shelters prevail.

Due to political and financial limitations in the region, almost all provisional shelters tend to become permanent houses, yielding as a result unsustainable conditions for human residence.

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Affordable housing project in Medellín wins Encouragement prize
“A socially ambitious vision to provide affordable housing in areas where temporary shelters prevail” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Latin America
Project Details
Medellín, Colombia
Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
Main Author
Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Colombia
Julián Gutiérrez Duque
Further Author
Julián Gutiérrez Duque
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) , Colombia
Encouragement prize 2005
Latin America
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