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These are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona

06:00 - 23 August, 2016

After four months of research identifying works in Latin America and the Caribbean that met the eligibility criteria of the 'Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona: open / collective  spaces' a list of finalist has been compiled. Members of the International Curatorial Committee, architects Ana Maria Duran (Andean Region), Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil Region) and Fernando Diez (Southern Cone Region), and Art History background Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Region), postulated a total of 62 works covering the four regions. 

On the 5th of August, upon completion of a shortlist the International Curatorial Committee selected 20 works whose authors will be invited by Rogelio Salmona Foundation to participate in the second round of this award.

Here are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona.

RH House / Estudio Base Arquitectos

13:00 - 18 August, 2016
RH House / Estudio Base Arquitectos, © Jesus Letelier
© Jesus Letelier

© Jesus Letelier © Jesus Letelier © Jesus Letelier © Jesus Letelier +30

“Beyond the City”: A Captivating Look at the Design of the Hinterland

09:30 - 17 August, 2016
Courtesy of University of Texas Press
Courtesy of University of Texas Press

Felipe Correa’s latest book “Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America” takes us to a region that architects and urban designers typically have neglected—the hinterland. The South American hinterland provides a unique subject of analysis as it has typically been urbanized for its natural resources, which are tethered back to the coastal cities where these resources are either consumed or distributed to global markets. Within this context, the hinterland is viewed as a frontier whose wilderness is to be tamed, put to work, and territorialized through infrastructure and urban design. Beyond the City provides an insightful look into these processes and the unique urban experiments that emerged in South America. Organized by five case studies, Beyond the City is tied together by what Correa has termed “resource extraction urbanism,” which he links to “new and experimental urban identities in the context of government-sponsored resource extraction frontiers.” Written as a lucid historical account that anchors the discussion within the political, economic, and social context, as well as within global design discourse, the book is also projective—setting the table for a series of questions on how design can act in these landscapes.

Easter Rising: AA Visiting School to Easter Island

15:09 - 11 August, 2016
Easter Rising: AA Visiting School to Easter Island , EASTER RISING: AA Visiting School to Easter Island
EASTER RISING: AA Visiting School to Easter Island

The 2017 Visiting School to Chile aims at studying from architectural, urban, and territorial perspectives, a series of infrastructures that since the 1960s have been installed in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) because of its extraordinary strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean. In particular, the workshop will focus its attention in the Mataveri Airport which – being the remotest runway in the world – was paved in the 1960s by the United States for the installation of a (currently abandoned) strategic base and extended again by NASA in the 1980s to become emergency landing for space shuttles.

TH House / SUN arquitectos

09:00 - 11 August, 2016
TH House / SUN arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Eduardo Salinas
  • Area

    356.0 m2
  • Project year

    2015
  • Photography

    Nico Saieh , Cortesía de SUN arquitectos

Honey Exporter / DX Arquitectos + DEL SANTE Arquitectos

09:00 - 10 August, 2016
Honey Exporter / DX Arquitectos  + DEL SANTE Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +36

Violeta Parra Museum / Undurraga + Deves

09:00 - 9 August, 2016
Violeta Parra Museum  / Undurraga + Deves, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vicuña Mackenna 37, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Project Architect

  • Team

    Undurraga + Deves, Pablo Lopez, Soledad Fernandez
  • Project Area

    4209.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House in Linderos / Cristian Hrdalo

09:00 - 4 August, 2016
House in Linderos  / Cristian Hrdalo, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Linderos, Buin, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Area

    780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Casa del Fuego / Cazú Zegers

15:00 - 28 July, 2016
Casa del Fuego / Cazú Zegers, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maihue Lake, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Francisco Chateau. Andrea Pesqueira
  • Project Area

    860.0 m2
  • Project Year

    1997
  • Photographs

Rosales Quijada House / GITC arquitectura

09:00 - 22 July, 2016
Rosales Quijada House / GITC arquitectura, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo +16

Alejandro Aravena on Design, Venice and Why He Paused His Career to Open a Bar

04:00 - 21 July, 2016

In an exclusive half-hour interview with Alejandro Aravena, Monocle's Josh Fehnert questions the recent Pritzker Prize-laureate on Chilean architecture and urbanism, why he considers simple design as the key to alleviating the world's biggest woes, and the conception and ultimate result of his 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Carmelitas Descalzas de Osorno Novitiate / Alberto Browne

09:00 - 17 July, 2016
Carmelitas Descalzas de Osorno Novitiate  / Alberto Browne, © Alberto Browne
© Alberto Browne

© Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne +19

  • Architect

  • Location

    Osorno, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Area

    255 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

    Alberto Browne Alberto Browne

Apus Kankay / Aguilo+Pedraza

09:00 - 28 June, 2016
Apus Kankay / Aguilo+Pedraza, © Francisco Ibañez
© Francisco Ibañez

© Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rupanco Lake, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Architects in charge

    Diego Aguilo Ch., Rodrigo Pedraza P.
  • Area

    260.0 m2
  • Project year

    2015
  • Photography

    Francisco Ibañez

Harasic & López Headquarters / EGBARQ

15:00 - 24 June, 2016
Harasic & López Headquarters  / EGBARQ, © Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Lavín © Felipe Lavín © Felipe Lavín +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pdte Riesco 5561, Las Condes, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architect

    Enrique González Barrenechea
  • Architecture Design Team

    Enrique González, Jorge Ampuero, José Ignacio Contreras
  • Area

    515.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

El Litre Memorial / Matías Leyton

15:00 - 20 June, 2016
El Litre Memorial  / Matías Leyton, © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López.
© Matías Leyton, Antonieta López.

© Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. +30

Polycarbonate Cabin / Alejandro Soffia

13:00 - 17 June, 2016
Polycarbonate Cabin  / Alejandro Soffia, © Juan Durán Sierralta
© Juan Durán Sierralta

© Juan Durán Sierralta © Juan Durán Sierralta © Juan Durán Sierralta © Juan Durán Sierralta +20

From Chile to the World: Reporting From the Venice Biennale 2016

06:00 - 10 June, 2016
Grupo Talca. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Grupo Talca. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

In early March, at the Presidential Palace in Chile, a never before seen event took place for Chilean architecture. Architects, government officials as well as the media gathered for the first Venice Biennale press conference to be held in Spanish.

As the first South American selected to curate the Biennale, Alejandro Aravena was excited as he delivered the latest news on “Reporting from the Front,” the XV International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, which opened its doors to the public on May 28:

“The Biennale, the invited architects, as well as the curators, did not intend to do anything other than open a debate in which architecture can be used to improve quality of life through the sharing of knowledge. This debate holds more significance since we are speaking at the Presidential Palace because it conveys the message that these issues are important. Thank you so much for the opportunity and the chance to be here.”

The President’s presence at an event like this is a symbol that consolidates a chapter of progress and achievements in Chilean architecture. In the last two decades, Chilean architecture has positioned itself in the world as a force to be recognized, and Chilean architects are now obtaining international recognition, which would have been unimaginable a few years ago.

Las Escaleras Country House / Prado Arquitectos

11:00 - 6 June, 2016
Las Escaleras Country House  / Prado Arquitectos, © Daniel Pinilla
© Daniel Pinilla

© Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hualpén, Hualpén, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • architect in Charge

    Cristián Prado, Tomás Prado, Raúl Espinoza
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Daniel Pinilla , Courtesy of Prado Arquitectos