Cuenca Ecuador: Building wins prestigious architecture award

Posted on November 20, 2016 • Filed under: Culture, Ecuador / After deliberating for several months, on October 27, the 2016 Rogelio Salmona Latin American Architecture Prize was announced in the main auditorium of the Virgilio Barco Library in Bogotá. Four jury members, divided among four regional zones (Brazil, Southern Cone, Andean, Mexico/Central America and Caribbean), analyzed 62 architectural nominations from all over Latin America for the best contemporary projects that met the criteria of the award’s theme: “Open Spaces / Collective Spaces.” By August, a selection of 20 works were nominated to move forward to the second cycle of the competition and finally, on an October evening, the Ecuadorian architect Boris Albornoz was announced as this year’s big winner with his rehabilitation of the Mercado 9 de Octubre building and the Plaza Rotary project in Cuenca, Ecuador. Read Article

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