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Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture

 
The Redbaal – network of Latin American architecture biennials – has announced the winner of the first Oscar Niemeyer Award, which every two years will acknowledge the exemplary quality of a built work in one of the participating countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela), giving importance to architectural and technological aspects and to how the projects engage with social, cultural, and environmental contexts. Within the framework of the 20th Pan-American Biennial of Architecture in Quito, the jury of the inaugural ON Award – presided by Carlos Jiménez and including Glauco Campello, Lauro Cavalcanti, and Sara Topelson – decided on Place of Remembrance in Lima (Perú), by Barclay & Crousse. Second prize went to the Brasiliana Library in São Paulo (Brazil), by Eduardo de Almeida and Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb, and third prize to the Chapel of San Bernardo in La Playosa (Argentina), by Nicolás Campodonico. Three works were given honorable mentions: Building 03 98 in Loja (Ecuador), by Espinoza Carvajal Arquitecto; Toy Box in Mexico, by Grupo Arquitectura; and the Käpäcläjui Indigenous Training Center in Grano de Oro (Costa Rica), by Entre Nos Atelier.
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