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210 projects from 14 countries will compete for the XI BIAU awards


The selection committees of the countries participating in the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial have announced the list of the respective projects eligible for the prizes awarded by this international event. From among the 997 works entered, a total of 210 have been longlisted, distributed among 14 Latin American countries. Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil are, with 20 projects each, the countries with the highest number of longlisted proposals.

In the case of Spain, the selection committee (comprising the national curators Sara de Giles and José Morales and the architects Francisco Mangado, Arturo Franco and Ana Román) has chosen a list that encompasses everything from residential projects such as House 1413 (Narquitectes) to the house in Ubrique by Carlos Quevedo or the housing block on calle Provença (MAIO), fit-outs such as the Granada Metro station (Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas), the Department for Development of the Junta de Andalucía Government (Cruz y Ortiz), Lleida’s Climate Museum (Toni Gironès) or the A Gandareira football pitch (Castro and Pita), and refurbishment works such as Casa Vicens (Martínez Lapeña and Torres) or urban development and landscaping projects such as calle plaza del Turó de la Rovira (Bosch and Capdeferro). The longlisted projects also include initiatives of another kind, such as the 'Hábitat Saludable' or Healthy Habitat Urban Development Strategy by the MMASA practice or the climb to the roofs of Málaga cathedral, by Juan Manuel Sánchez, Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero and Adolfo de la Torre.

The curators of the Biennial, Arturo Franco and Ana Román, praised the various national curators for their work in promoting and disseminating the calls and highlighted “the wide diversity of projects entered, which showcase from local interventions to proposals with a more global perspective”. The shortlist will be announced in July, and from these the Jury of the Biennial will chose the award winners in October during the staging of the event in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, which is hosting the Biennial in this edition.


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