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Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Arquitectura

15:00 - 23 March, 2018
Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Arquitectura, © Mauricio Fuertes
© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes + 20

Woldyia Maternity Center / Vilalta Arquitectura

15:00 - 16 August, 2017
Woldyia Maternity Center / Vilalta Arquitectura, © Gonzalo Guajardo
© Gonzalo Guajardo

© Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Weldiya, Ethiopia
  • Director Architect

    Xavier Vilalta
  • Design Team

    Luiza Kostecka, Anna Kyskova
  • Area

    800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

Lideta Market / Vilalta Arquitectura

11:00 - 15 June, 2016
Lideta Market  / Vilalta Arquitectura, © Gonzalo Guajardo
© Gonzalo Guajardo

© Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Architect in Charge

    Xavier Vilalta
  • Design Team

    Joao Medeiros, Miguel Sánchez Enkerlin, Reema Al-Ajlan, Daniel Vaczi
  • Area

    14200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs