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Here are the winners of the Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennale

The Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennial (BAQ) 2020 ended on Friday, November 20, 2020 and, as an important part of the programming, the winners of the competition in the different categories were known.

The XXII Edition was developed online due to the covid-19 pandemic. During the last week, from November 16 to 20, 14 conferences were held, two interviews, two introductory conferences, one round table. In addition, special events including the verdict and awarding of the BAQ Gold Medal, the Oscar Niemeyer Prize for Latin American Architecture, the awarding of the winning projects of the biennial competition and the BAQ 2020 event. Professional Career Recognition.

Here are the winners:

National award

This year, the BAQ received the National Award, special recognition for works developed on Ecuadorian territory. 99 projects were applied; From these, the jury selected eight finalists and, finally, three winners.

The firm Natura Futura Arquitectura won in the Architectural category with the work La Proveedora, located in Montalvo, Los Ríos. It also received recognition in the Intervention category with the Operación Entre Medianeras project.

In the Publications category, the Universidad del Azuay and Alexandra Kennedy won with the book Modernidad y Vanguardia en América Latina 1930, 1970 and 1974.

World Award

Tropicario Botanical Garden, Bogotá, Colombia

Pan American Prize

Minimal architecture: Casa Hilo, Mexico

Administrative, institutional and corporate buildings: 8111, Colombia

Equipment: Rural school of Pivadenco, Chile

Intervention in public and / or collective space: Parque La Mexicana, Mexico

Multi-family housing: Zoncuantla Apartments, Mexico

Single-family home: Iturbide Studio

Intervention in non-heritage architecture: UHP Synagogue, Paraguay

Intervention in heritage architecture or heritage interest: Cacmu
Green. Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Mujeres Unidas, Ecuador

Academic publications: “ A noble and logical city ”, Mexico

Books: ‘The Cinemas of Havana’, Cuba

Magazines: ‘Thema’, Uruguay

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