ELEMENTAL wins Brit Insurance Design Award

ELEMENTAL’s Monterrey housing development has won the architecture category in the 2010 Brit Insurance Design Awards.

The Chile-based practice was nominated by Catherine Ince, new curator of the Barbican Art Gallery, for its social housing scheme in .

The Monterrey housing takes on the “half house” concept that pioneered in the Chilean city of Iquique. The idea is that the basic house is provided for residents who then expand and adapt their property themselves.

Also shortlisted in the architecture category were Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI centre in Rome, Tony Fretton’s British Embassy in Warsaw, David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum in Berlin, 6a Architects’ Raven Row exhibition centre in east London and Herzog & de Meuron’s TEA cultural centre in Tenerife.

Seen at bd online.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "ELEMENTAL wins Brit Insurance Design Award" 09 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=52309>
  • http://www.architectureforhumanity.org Cameron Sinclair

    As a runner up (Marlon Blackwell/Architecture for Humanity Porchdog) I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to the Elemental team. Having followed their work over the last few years it is great to see their solutions be adapted and implemented beyond Chile.

    Bravo. Another win for socially based architecture!

    Cameron Sinclair
    Architecture for Humanity

  • Guillermo Hevia García

    Congratulations to Alejandro Aravena and Elemental team !

  • miguel medina vizcaya

    El proyecto como forma economica es buena. No Así las soluciones, que no Aparecen las plantas arquitectonicas.
    En las imagenes muestra una escalera por demas incomoda, Veinte escalones sin descanso, no es funcional. Espacio existe en la parte trasera, para haber desarrollado un mejor acceso.
    En fin, afortunadamente este es un sitio de expresion abierta.