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MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas
MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Dirk Denison, Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), have announced the inaugural MCHAP shortlist – 36 “Outstanding Projects” selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees.

“The rich diversity of these built works is a testament to the creative energy at work in the Americas today,” said Arets. “When viewed alongside the innovative work by the MCHAP.emerge finalists and winner, Poli House by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen which we honored in May, we see the evolution of a distinctly American conversation about creating livable space.” See all 36 winners after the break.

From MCHAP. In April, 226 works from throughout the Americas were chosen as nominees by 70 professionally diverse, international ambassadors­. The 36 MCHAP Outstanding Projects were chosen from among the nominees by the inaugural MCHAP Jury, which includes: Jury President Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at GSAPP, Columbia University, New York; Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture and Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair at IIT, Chicago; Jorge Francisco Liernur, Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, and Researcher of Argentina’s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation, Buenos Aires; Dominique Perrault, Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris; and Sarah Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston.

The winner of MCHAP, chosen from the list of 36 shortlisted projects, will be announced on July 9th at a live-streamed public event in Santiago, Chile. The authors of the MCHAP recipient and shortlist will then be celebrated at a conference held at Crown Hall on October 22, 2014 where the jury will engage in a direct dialogue about the works as part of a continuing exploration of how architecture can improve the lives of the people who inhabit these innovative built works.

THE SHORTLIST

1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida, by Herzog & de Meuron

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Altamira Residential Building in Rosaria, Argentina, by Rafael Iglesia

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

ASU Health Service in Tempe, Arizona, by Lake Flato Architects

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Bolivar Civic Center in Pueblo Bolivar, Uruguay, by Arq. Marcelo Gualano / Arq. Martín Gualano

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

 Burle Marx Education Center in Brumadinho, Brazil, by Paula Zasnicoff – Alexandre Brasil / Arquitetos Associados

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Capilla del Retiro in Auco, Los Andes, Chile, by Undurraga Deves Arquitectos (Cristián Undurraga)

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Cooper Union Center for Advancement of Science and Art in New York, New York, by Morphosis

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​CUBE Tower in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Estudio Carme Pinos

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California by Gehry Partners

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences/CDRD in Vancouver, Canada, by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

Fernando Botero Library Park in San Cristobal, Columbia, by G Ateliers Architecture (Orlando Garcia)

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

P​Grande Bibliotheque du Quebec in Montreal, Canada, by Patkau / Croft Pelletier / Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes Associes

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Iberê Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil, by Álvaro Siza Vieira

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Innovation Center UC – Anacleto Angelini in Santiago, Chile, by Elemental S.A.

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Kindergarten Ciudad de la Alegria, Timayui in Santa Marta, Columbia, by Giancarlo Mazzanti

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Mestizo Restaurant in Santiago, Chile, by Smiljan Radic

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, by Edward K. Uhlir, FAIA

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building in Kansas City, Missouri by Steven Holl Architects

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​New Carver Apartments in Los Angeles, California, by Michael Maltzan, FAIA

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, New York, by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Washington, by Weiss / Manfredi

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Optima Camelview Village in Scottsdale, Arizona, by David C. Hovey, FAIA

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Parque Novo Santo Amaro V Social Housing in São Paulo, Brazil, by Vigliecca & Associados: Héctor Vigliecca (Chief Designer)

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Praça das Artes – Performing Arts Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, by Brasil Arquitetura (Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz) and Marcos Cartum

MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

 Pratt Institute Higgins Hall Insertion in Brooklyn, New York, by Steven Holl Architects

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Punta Pite in Papudo, Chile, by Teresa Moller

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Springdale, Arkansas, by Marlon Blackwell Architect

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Seattle Central Library, in Seattle, Washington, by OMA / LMN – Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Partner in Charge)

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​Studio R in São Paulo, Brazil, by Studio MK27 (Marcio Kogan & Gabriel Kogan)

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Telcel Theater in Ciudad de México, Mexico, by Antón Garcia-Abril & Ensamble Studio

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Teleton Child Rehabilitation Centre in Asuncion, Paraguay, by Solano Benítez Gabinete de Arquitectura

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

​The High Line in New York, New York, by James Corner Field Operations

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

​The Integral House in Toronto, Canada, by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Vasconcelos Library and Botanical Gardens in Mexico City, Mexico, by Alberto Kalach

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Vertical House in Lima, Peru, by Alexia León Angell

Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

For more information about MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge, their purpose, process and timeline, visit http://arch.iit.edu/prize/mchap.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas" 24 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/519947/mchap-shortlists-the-36-most-outstanding-projects-in-the-americas/> ISSN 0719-8884
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