18 May

The New Path of Architecture, expressed in academic practices and student project designs

Entries for the Exhibition and National Prize show concern for […]

Entries for the Exhibition and National Prize show concern for sustainability, as well as environmental and social impacts


“The works clearly represent the concerns of contemporary architecture and society, with far heavier impacts on younger people.” With this comment, architect Anibal Coutinho spotlights one of the most important aspects of the Exhibition and National Prize at UIA2021RIO. He chaired the Adjudication Committee for the End of Course Project Category (meaning the designs that undergraduates must submit in order to complete their Architecture and Urban Planning studies).


He says that “the themes of sustainability, climate change, social impacts, shelter four victims of disasters or migration, urban mobility, inequalities of all types, planetary balance, and other aspects encompassed by the four UIA2021RIO discussion tracks, are skilfully reflected with competence and talent in the 58 works submitted in this category.


Of this total, 22 entries were selected for the Exhibition, which is part of the July Programme of the 27th World Congress of Architects. They include three Winners, two Special Mentions and six designs rated as Highlights.


In the Teaching Practices category, the attention paid by teachers to the new circumstances within which architecture professionals work was also clear, together with the need for preparation and training. These entries addressed topics such as transversality, collaboration, inclusion, diversity, migrations, emergencies, and ways of preventing violence, among others.


Chairing the Adjudication Committee for this Category, architect Tânia Verri points out that these high-quality and widely-varying entries will enrich discussions of training in Architecture and Urban Planning in Brazil.


“Selection was a massive task. However, we were among colleagues with extensive experience and the discussions were fruitful,” she said, noting that the Adjudication Committee decided it would be to award prizes to all five finalists, without distinguishing between Winners and Honourable Mentions. Ten other projects were also selected for the July Exhibition.


The Organising Committee declared that it “is confident that the outcomes of the Exhibition will offer significant contributions to training in Architecture and Urban Planning in Brazil”. “These are educational experiments and project ideas that must be explored in greater depth and discussed. This is why we take this opportunity to invite students, teachers and professionals to join in the discussions planned for the Congress in July,” adds Fabiana Izaga, who is one of the coordinators.


Discussion tracks of the project designs featured in the Exhibition:


End of Course Project Teaching practices Total
Changes and Emergences 7 5 12
Diversity and Mixture 4 6 10
Fragilities and Inequalities 5 2 7
Transience and Flows 6 0 6
All four discussion tracks 0 2 2
Total 22 15 37


Now check out the selected project designs:




1st Place

Vertical Lots: An Investigation into Temporary Housing for Urban Centres

 Discussion track: Transience and Flows

Submitted by: Helena Utzig

Advisor: Juliano Caldas de Vasconcellos

Rio Grande do Sul Federal University




2nd Place:

A Proposal for Linking Work and Territory

Discussion track: Transience and Flows

Submitted by: Vinicius da Costa

Advisors: Lucas Fehr and Isabel Villac

Mackenzie Presbyterian University




3rd Place:

Demonstration Garden: Focus on Local Diversity

Discussion track: Transience and Flows

Submitted by: Gabriela da Silva Ramos

Advisors: Leandro Maneti and Inês Martina Lersch

Rio Grande do Sul Federal University





Parelheiros Eco-Port: Waterborne Transport and Equipment Yard

Submitted by: Michela Mazzucchi

Advisors: Milton Liebentritt de Almeida Braga and Alexandre Delijaicov

Architecture and Urban Planning School, São Paulo University


Brazilian Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020: The Tectonics of Water

Submitted by: Lucas Canez Moojen Marques

Advisor: Jânerson Figueira Coelho

UniRitter University Centre




Third Bank of the River – The Water Pavilion

Submitted by: Julia Gabriely Camacho Godoy

Advisor: Luis Alexandre Amaral Pereira Pinto

Pontifical Catholic University in Campinas


Metropolitan Archipelago

Submitted by: Leonardo Serrano Fuchs

Advisors: Victor Andrade and Sonia Schulz

Rio de Janeiro Federal University


Re-Signifying a Symbol: New Uses for Parking Buildings

Submitted by: Camila Rosanti Sugahara Perez Ungaro

Advisor: José Paulo Gouvêa

City School Association


Exploration Cities: Productive Alternatives for SINOP

Submitted by: Pedro Teixeira de Souza Brito

Advisors: Gabriel Duarte and Camila Huber

Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro


Mangabeira Multi-Sports Complex: An Alternative for Sport, Recreation and Culture

Submitted by: Manoel Belisario Bezerra Viana

Advisor: Carlos Alejandro Nome

Paraíba Federal University


Living in the Cracks: A Design for Freedom

Submitted by: Sofia Ferreira Toi

Advisor: Nilce Cristina Aravecchia Botas

Architecture and Urban Planning School, São Paulo University


Other Entries (End of Course Projects) selected for the exhibition:


The Walkable Path in Urban Articulation for Downtown Niterói

Submitted by: Livia Alvares Tavares Lima


Treatment and Rehabilitation of Minimised Spaces (Downtown Belo Horizonte)

Submitted by: Marlon Júnior da Silva


Rio’s Central Station: Possible Trajectories

Submitted by: Júlia Huff Theodoro


Re-Live: Social Housing in Permanent Preservation Areas

Submitted by: Ana Luísa Massarotto


Emergency Architecture – Temporary Emergency Shelter

Submitted by: Luiz Anderson de Moura Leite


Productive Habitat for Emigrants from the Semi-Arid Scrublands (Sertão) of Northeast Brazil: Hybrid Development between Countryside and City in the Barra do Ceará neighbourhood

Submitted by: Mateus Xavier Chagas

(Un) Common

Submitted by: Luiza Thieme Tripoli


Paraisópolis: Living, Building and Belonging

Submitted by: Taís Silva Fagundes


Cracks that Echo: Producing Art as a Tool for Struggle in Heliópolis

Submitted by: Thayna da Silva Ribeiro


Occupied Land in Cisjordan: New Gazes for Peace

Submitted by: Gabriela Lederman Rosembrach


Subtle Substances through Architecture

Submitted by: Marina Brandão de Novaes







Humanitarian Architecture Workshops – Refuge and Shelter

Submitted by: Vera Magiano Hazan, Júlia de Queiroz Pereira Luiz Alves, Fernando Espósito Galarce, Pedro da Luz Moreira, Angela Magalhães Vasconcelos

Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro


Innovation and Creative Methods in Architectural Design Processes

Submitted by: Angelica Paiva Ponzio, Cindy Lasso, Leonardo Prazeres Veloso de Souza e Victor Mateus Schulz

Rio Grande do Sul Federal University


A Discipline in Four Acts

Submitted by: Lucas Fehr, Maria Teresa Lemos Antelmo

Mackenzie Presbyterian University – FAU MACK


An Educational Project for a Single but Complex and Diverse World

Submitted by: Lucas Fehr, Antonio Aparecido Fabiano Junior, Paulo Emilio Buarque Ferreira, Viviane Manzione Rubio, Beatriz Cristina da Silva Pardi, Carolina Kee Park, Gabriela de Miranda Papi

Architecture and Urban Planning School, Mackenzie Presbyterian University


Constructing an Innovation Culture through Sensitive Teaching Practices

Submitted by: Diogo Ribeiro Carvalho, Sergio de Lima Saraiva Junior, Mário Lucio Pereira Junior, Jeanne Marie Ferreira Freitas, Anna Cristina Miana, Fernando Pacheco do Nascimento, Silvia Pinheiro Ramos

Pontifical Catholic University in Minas Gerais State





Urban Integration Method: Bringing Together Design and History

Submitted by: Ethel Pinheiro Santana, Camilla Thurler Oliveira Carvalho, Gustavo Badolati Racca, Sergio Moraes Rego Fagerlande, Niuxa Drago, Felipe Barbieri, Felipe de Oliveira Barros Lima

Rio de Janeiro Federal University


Architectural Form as an Expression of Special Affects and Practices

Submitted by: Helio Hirao, Ewerlin Batista Santos Silva, Giulia Meira Cenatti, Mellyne Vivian Barbosa, Filipi Guilherme Alves Cavalheri, Umberto Luiz Dalbem Floriano, Gabriel Camargo Gomes Varanti, Kiara Pereira, Júlia Russi Zanon, Karina Sayuri Arimura Utiga, Laís de Lima Silva, Roger Souza dos Santos, Giovanna Benites Pavão, Alfredo Zaia Nogueira Ramos

Science and Technology School, São Paulo State University


Training Course for Local Multiplicative Agents

Submitted by: Adriana Sansão Fontes, Rodrigo Rinaldi de Mattos, Maini de Oliveira Perpétuo, Inês Domingues Maia e Silva, Fernanda Schwarc Mary, Giovanna Braga Scalfone Vargas, Jefferson Damião Cantanhede Teixeira, Mariana Cunha Caetano, Luiza Carolina de Souza, Livia Borelli de Jesus, Desiree Souza Vacques

Rio de Janeiro Federal University


Transversal Studio

Submitted by: Cristiane Muniz, Dante Rovere

City School Association


Collaborative Apprenticeship Project: Inclusive Cities

Submitted by: Marianne Medeiros Gomes

Catholic University Centre in Santa Catarina State


Education for Construction: Extension Teaching Practices for Project Design Education

Submitted by: André Costa Braga Soares, André Duarte Massahud, Sophia Oliveira Felix Santana, Vittoria Roque Rettori, Thais Perdigão

Pontifical Catholic University in Minas Gerais State


Memorial of the Sufferers

Submitted by: Pedro Henrique de Carvalho Rodrigues, Giselly Barros Rodrigues, Gabriela Barsotini Nogueira, Alexandre Henrique Campini Pinheiro

Federal Education, Science and Technology Institute in São Paulo


Construction I – Investigation and (Re)Construction of Architecture

Submitted by: Edson Fernandes Oliveira Santos Neto

Bahia Federal University


Travelling School

Submitted by: Juliana Braga Costa, Pedro Barros

City School Association


Verticality of the Future: Interfaces between Teaching and Project Design

Submitted by: Leonardo Botene da Silva, Mateus Paulichen, Maria Gabriela Caffarena Celani

Campinas University