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AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2018 Winners
AREA 2018: International Architecture Awards run by Architectural Review: Entry Info
30 Nov 2018
AR Emerging Architecture Awards 2018 Winners
Presentation at WAF Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 30 November 2018
30th November 2018, RAI Amsterdam, NL
Winners of AR Emerging Architecture Awards
Carla Juaçaba Studio has been announced the winner of the AR’s Emerging Architecture awards 2018
Carla Juaçaba Studio from Brazil received the coveted £10,000 prize last night (29 November) in Amsterdam. The practice presented a selection of projects, including their chapel for the Pavilion of the Holy See at this year’s Venice Biennale and Casa Santa Teresa in Rio de Janiero, at the live judging held at the World Architecture Festival (WAF).
The architecture practice was selected from a shortlist of 14 by this year’s judging panel, which comprised architects who are all previously commended in the awards: Spanish architect Ángela García de Paredes of Paredes Pedrosa, finalists of the inaugural 1999 AR Emerging Architecture awards; Indian architect Gurjit Singh Matharoo commended in the 2009 edition; and Ronald Rietveld of Dutch practice RAAAF, winners in 2013.
The judging panel applauded the consistency and continuity of Juaçaba’s work, from a simple pavilion to a family house, the tenacity and determination to achieve her vision, and working closely onsite.
Joining the winner, the judges selected two Highly Commended practices: Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter from Denmark and Yu Momoeda Architecture Office from Japan. Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter presented a selection of projects including their work in the Tipperne nature reserve and the Skjern River pumping stations, both in Denmark, and Yu Momoeda Architecture Office was highly commended for the Four Funeral Houses and Sakura Passage ceremony hall, both in Japan.
The judges’ praised Johansen Skovsted’s sensitive approach to landscape and their thoughtful transformation of existing buildings and highlighted the way Yu Momoeda created atmospheric spaces, observing the surroundings and translating this essence into his built work. Both Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter and Yu Momoeda Architecture Office were also shortlisted in last year’s Emerging Architecture awards.
In addition to the winning and highly commended projects selected by the panel of judges, this year we have introduced the Peter Davey Prize – a prize awarded to the editors’ choice, celebrating the twentieth edition of Emerging Architecture – which this year is awarded to Aulets Arquitectes from Mallorca, Spain. Aulets presented a body of work including the Plà i Llevan oenological station and the Arimunani School, both in Mallorca. The prize commemorates the AR’s 11th and second longest-serving Editor, Peter Davey, who founded the AR Emerging Architecture awards in 1999 and sadly passed away earlier this year.
The AR editors’ recognised Aulets’ commitment to sustainability, both of the environment and the local heritage of Mallorca, using local materials, resources and technology – a commitment which Peter Davey felt was of great importance.
The AR Emerging Architecture shortlist includes:
– Abari, Kathmandu, Nepal
– Alejandro Guerrero | Andrea Soto, Zapopan, Mexico
– Ampuero Yutronic, London, United Kingdom
– DOMAT, Hong Kong
– OJT, New Orleans, United States
– Rosmaninho + Azevedo, Porto, Portugal
– Studio FH Architects, Kampala, Uganda
– Studio Weave, London, United Kingdom
– T O B Architect, Dublin, Ireland
– Titan, Nantes, France
– Highly Commended Yu Momoeda Architecture Office, Fukuoka, Japan
– Highly Commended Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter, Copenhagen, Denmark
– Winner Carla Juaçaba Studio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Peter Davey Prize Aulets Arquitectes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Judges statements about the winning project
Ángela García de Paredes
‘Carla Juaçaba proposed something that interests me a lot and which I haven’t seen before. It also means a lot to celebrate the work of a female sole practitioner – it is tough to be a woman in architecture’
Gurjit Singh Matharoo
‘We were looking for architectural merit, and Carla stands out. This is architecture for me: she is not trying to be anything else.’
‘There is thread through all her work: the integration of structure, simplicity and balance.’
About the AR’s Emerging Architecture awards
Launched in 1999, the AR Emerging Architecture awards grant early recognition to young designers and celebrate the architectural stars of tomorrow. Previous winners have included Shigeru Ban, Anna Heringer, Thomas Heatherwick, Jürgen Mayer H and Frida Escobedo. While the AR can take no credit for their individual talents, the award galvanised the success of these architects by promoting them on a global stage.
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