We now know the winners of the 12th Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture (BIAU), held in Mexico City from 21 to 25 September as part of the Mextrópoli Architecture and City Festival. The 12th BIAU reflects on the livability of the city and the search for alternative solutions for a fairer and more sustainable urban future.
Revolving this time around the motto ‘Inhabiting on the Margins,’ the BIAU acknowledges outstanding projects in Ibero-American architecture amd urban planning of the past three years, and the prizes are given in different categories: Building Works, Publications, Teaching Programs, Actions on the Margins, and Research. As for the 12th BIAU Ibero-American Lifetime Achievement Award, it goes to the Argentinian architect and activist Ana Falú.
The nine winners in the Building Works section are:
Las nueve obras premiadas han sido:
Señor de Tula Sanctuary in Jojutla (Mexico), by Dellekamp Schleich + AGENdA
Donceles Urban Regeneration in Cancún (Mexico), by Juan Bautista Carral O'Gorman, Victor Imre Ebergenyi Kelly
The Apartment in Cienfuegos (Cuba), by Albor Arquitectos
Park in the Prado Centro neighborhood of Medellín (Colombia), by Edgar I. Mazo
House of Music in Nacajuca (Mexico), by Colectivo C733
Represo Colosio Park in Heroica Nogales (Mexico), by Taller Capital
Bon dia, Carme! in Olot (Spain), by unparelld'arquitectes
Amairis sewing workshop in San Isidro (Colombia), by ruta 4 taller
ALS community kitchens in Caracas (Venezuela), by María Valentina González, Josymar Rodríguez, Alfonso Torres, Alexandra Núñez, Nur Abdul, Valentina Ostos, Pedro Tortello, Oriana Coello