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Barclay & Crousse Architecture’s Edificio E, University of Piura in Peru has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), recognizing the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents. The project was selected from a shortlist of six finalists, joining SANAA’s Grace Farms, Alvaro Siza’s Iberê Camargo Foundation and Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road as winners of the highly-regarded prize which was established in 2003. An academic building in northern Peru, the scheme encourages social interaction among disadvantaged rural students at the University of Piura while offering an “element of sheltering softness amid a harsh savannah landscape.” The scheme was designed by the Lima-based Barclay & Crousse Architecture, led by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse.  View more View full description
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