2013 Rio de Janeiro Cityvision Competition Winners Announced

1st prize – Donghua Chen

CityVision just announced the winners of the Rio de Janeiro Competition, their fifth international ideas competition which was launched earlier this year with the purpose of providing a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future. Upon receiving 68 proposals from all five continents, this year’s jury selected a winner and 9 honorable mentions. The first place was awarded to Donghua Chen from China, for his project ”Ceu de Janeiro” which doesn’t focus on monopoly or unity, but an interchanging environment or integration. More images and information on the winning proposals after the break.

Minor Charges Court Building Proposal / ABA

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Designed by ABA (About: Blank Architecture), their proposal for the Minor Charges Court Building focuses on creating a building that is a tool to increase productivity in several levels and at the same time does not represent a burden on the budget of the Department of Justice. As part of a package of public investments in the Department of Justice in the state of Mato Grosso, , was challenged to create a building based on an innovative brief to be replicated nationwide, gathering in the same building all minor charges courts. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AP 1211 / Alan Chu

© Djan Chu

Architects: Alan Chu
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Anita Meduna
Area: 25 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Djan Chu

BT House / Studio Guilherme Torres

© Denilson Machado

Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Location: ,
Landscape: Alex Hanazaki
Year: 2012
Photographs: Denilson Machado

Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

© Joana França

Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira
Location: Brasília,
Architect In Charge: Fabiano Sobreira
Area: 330 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura To Create Temporary Pavilion in Sao Paolo

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Thanks to and , Portugal’s two Pritzker Laureates, Sao Paulo will soon have its own temporary summer pavilion – a la the Serpentine Gallery – in the city’s most important green space: Ibirapuera Park.

Mineirão Stadium / BCMF Arquitetos

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Architects: BCMF Arquitetos
Location: Pampulha,
Architects In Charge: Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes, Silvio Todeschi
Project Team: Patrícia Bueno, Leonardo Paes, Luciana Maciel, Michelle Moura, Mara Coelho, Leonardo Rodrigues, Joana Vieira, Carolina Eboli, Gabriela Jacobina, Henrique Amin, Isabel Garcia, Thiago Bandeira, Camila Belisário, Fani Frkovic, Demetris Venizelos, Daniela Ribeiro, Marta Guedán Vidal, Felix Morczinek, Charlotte Fredriksson e Frederico Almeida
Project Area: 348,900 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Alberto Andrich, Leonardo Finotti, Joana França, Eugênio Sávio, Gustavo Xavier, CEMIG, Museu Abilio Barreto Collection

New Cities Summit 2013: ‘The Human City’

We are living through the most rapid and significant phase of urbanization in human history. By 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population – 5 billion people – will live in cities. To understand and act upon this mega trend, the New Cities Foundation hosts the New Cities Summit, the leading global platform for urban innovation and exchange. Each year, the Summit gathers 1,000 of the world’s brightest thinkers and decision-makers for action-oriented debate, information sharing and problem solving. São Paulo is the vibrant location of this year’s event. The theme this year: The Human City, placing the individual and the community at the heart of discussions on our urban future. 
How will this urban planet alter the human experience? For ‘We the Urban People’, what specific issues can we grapple with today to ensure that tomorrow’s metropolis is a positive place to live and work? 
To find out more about the we interviewed , founder and chairman of the New Cities Foundation. Interview after the break.

CASA REX / FGMF Arquitetos

© Rafaela Netto

Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, SP,
Architects In Charge: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Project Area: 603 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Rafaela Netto

Studio Terra240 / Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Arquitetos Associados
Location: , MG, Brasil
Architects In Charge: Bruno Santa Cecília y Carlos Alberto Maciel
Collaboration: Enara Paiva, Michelle Andrade, Fernanda Rabelo
Area: 750 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Eduardo Eckenfels, Leonardo Finotti

Nanak Emporium / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Architects In Charge: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Associated Architect: Gabriel Castro (MOBIO ARQUITETURA)
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos

© Gabriel Castro

Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: Nova Lima, MG,
Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Area: 966 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gabriel Castro, Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos

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Architects: HS Arquitetos
Location: , SC, Brazil
Partners: Chirochi Shimizu, Chirochi Shimizu Júnior, Rolf Augusto Herwig, Paulo Henrique Herwig
Client: Congregação das Irmãzinhas da Imaculada Conceição
Area: 9,616 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

House in Bragança Paulista / Centro Arquitetura

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Architects: Centro Arquitetura
Location: ,
Author: Carlos Ferrata
Collaborator: Patrícia Grimaldi Abud
Area: 165 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pregnolato & Kusuki

Video: Maracanã’s Face Lift, Raising the Roof

Engineer Nelson Fiedler has gone to great heights to revamp ’s famous sports venue.

Lygia Pape Gallery / Rizoma Arquitetura

© Clarissa Lanari

Architects: Rizoma
Location: , Minas Gerais,
Architects In Charge: Thomaz Regatos, Maria Paz
Project Team: Virgínia Paz, Inácio Luiz, Sara Fagundes
Project Area: 440.0 m2
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Clarissa Lanari, Tomaz Vello, Courtesy of Ttéia 1C, 2002 Fio metalizado Copyrights © Projeto Lygia Pape

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center / Architecture For Humanity

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Architects: Architecture For Humanity
Location: Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro,
Associated Architects: Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos and Nanda Eskes Arquitetura
Project Coordinator: Michael Jones
Design Fellow: Daniel Feldman
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture For Humanity

Manish Restaurant / ODVO arquitetura e urbanismo

© Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico

Architects: ODVO arquitetura e urbanismo
Location: São Paulo,
Project Architects: Carol Kaphan Zullo (Mínima Arquitetura e Urbanismo), Omar Mohamad Dalank y Victor Oliveira Castro ()
Area: 472 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico