ENG
18 - 22
JULY
2021
ALL THE WORLDS. JUST ONE WORLD.
ARCHITECTURE 21
Modern design, construction benefits
Two architecture firms with daring approaches that will attend UIA2021RIO: MAPA, represented by its partner-director Luciano Rocha de Andrades; and FGMF, represented by its founder Lourenço Urbano Gimenes. The hallmark of the former is its use of prefabricated metal and wood structures. The latter focuses on blending steel with other materials, including concrete. In common, they stressed that industrialisation may endow construction systems with speed, flexibility and accuracy.
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Upgrading slums: A challenge for Brazil the world
“During the 1990s, upgrading favela slums put down firm roots in Brazil as a housing policy. “This is recalled by UIA2021RIO Scientific Committee Coordinator Elizabete França, with more than thirty years’ experience in upgrade projects in Brazil and elsewhere in the world. She examines its track-record, in an interview for the Studio Casa channel run by the Casa da Arquitectura culture centre in Portugal.
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Jaime Lerner: “Living, working and playing together”
Elected the world’s second most influential urban planner in 2018 UIA2021RIO Honour Committee member Jaime Lerner has an upbeat view of urban life. In an interview with Projeto magazine, he talks about urban upgrades, stressing that “the conceptualisation of cities requires continuity” and explaining that there should be no separation between places where people live, work and play.
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Crisis – a great opportunity for a sweeping review of cities
“We stand on the verge of choosing between cities that are tools for development with less inequality, or clinging to a backward and exclusionary model.” With years of experience in public administration, architect and urban planner Sérgio Magalhães – who also chairs the UIA2021RIO Executive Committee – talks about an upsurge in the need for responses at this crucial time for Brazil and the world.
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