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:
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.
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