22 July

Maré-Cidade International Ideas Competition: check out the winners!

It wasn’t an easy choice: out of 180 entries submitted […]

It wasn’t an easy choice: out of 180 entries submitted from places as different as Germany, China, Egypt, Brazil, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Colombia, France, Portugal, Oman and Ukraine, the adjudication panel for the Maré-City International Ideas Competition shortlisted 28 finalists, from which they selected the three winners and the three honourable mentions.

In order to define the structure for the Maré-City upgrade competition, the UIA2020RIO Executive Committee was supported by the Observatório de Favelas, a civil society organisation specialising in research, consulting and public actions designed to lessen social inequalities.

The adjudication panel included renowned international practitioners, including the Regional Director of UN-Habitat in Latin America and the Caribbean, Colombia’s Elkin Velasquez Monsalve; the Director of y UIA Work Programme for Community Architecture and Human Rights, South Africa’s Nadia Tromp; the Medellin Urban Development Secretary (2004 – 2008) Alejandro Echeverri; Verena Andreatta, the author of Cidades Quadradas, Paraísos Circulares; and Gustavo Utrabo from the Aleph Zero architecture firm, who designed the prize-winning Moradas Infantis project in Tocantins State.

Click here to check out the prize-winning entries, their designers and the architecture schools where they are studying!