MICROSCAPES is an international architecture, art, and design competition organized by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Municipality of Rio Negro, Uruguay, in Fray Bentos, an ex-industrial site declared UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.
The objective of the competition is to activate an open space within the
industrial complex to enhance its historical, cultural and touristic value.
Architects, designers, landscapers, craftsmen, citizens, businessmen, are
invited to propose an ephemeral installation for one of the central spaces
of the area; a tactical project that may become a place of encounter, rest,
contemplation, recreation, for the residents and visitors of Fray Bentos.
The competition is open to architects, designers, landscapers, craftsmen, citizens,
entrepreneurs, etc. who can demonstrate the effective implementation of the intervention and its maintenance over time. The winning team will be responsible for developing and building the intervention in the terms established by the competition.
1st prize 5,000 USD
The winner of the first prize will be in charge of developing and installing the project on-site, obtaining an additional amount of 5,000 USD for materials and 2,000 USD for travel expenses. Honorable mentions and a prize for the best student team will also be awarded.
February 21, 2020: Last day to send questions
March 2, 2020: Submission of proposals
March 16, 2020: Results
April 6-10, 2020: Award ceremony and installation
During the award ceremony, the winners of the first prize will publicly present their
proposal to be installed in the following days. The finalist projects will also be presented.
Guillermo Levratto, Architect and Site Manager
Edgardo Canepa, Local Artist
Verónica Adler, Senior Specialist Inter-American Development
Bank, Fernando Cuenin
Head of Operations Inter-American, Development Bank.
Mathilde Marengo, IAAC, Barcelona
Rodrigo Tisi, Adolfo Ibáñez University, Santiago
Mariagrazia Muscatello, Artishock, Chile University, Santiago
Mosè Ricci, UNITN, Trento
Belinda Tato, Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid
Alexandros Tsamis, CASE-RPI, Nueva York
TitleMicro Scapes – Micro Jardines Tácticos
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Submission DeadlineMarch 02, 2020 11:30 PM
VenuePaisaje Industrial Fray Bentos, Uruguay