The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Permanent Observer Mission of Spain to the OAS present Transforming Cityscapes: Winning Entries of the 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial (IAUB). This exhibition reflects AMA’s mission to promote creative and talented artists and designers of OAS member and observer countries while facilitating and supporting programs and partnerships that strengthen connections among Ibero-American countries and representing the latest in artistic trends.
The IAUB focuses on lifetime achievements, outstanding works of architecture, publications, research projects and ideas presented by architects and architecture students. Every two years, a jury of representatives from each field selects the best projects, comparing and contrasting various architectural and urban design initiatives in the countries that comprise the Ibero-American community. The exhibition includes architectural and urban planning projects, publications, research, proposals and videos from 2009-11.
The Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial (IAUB) is an initiative that was launched in 1998 by the Directorate-General of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works of Spain. The eight biennials held have positioned it as one of the leading forums for sharing and contrasting architectural and urban planning initiatives in the Ibero-American community: Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
To date, biennials have been held in Madrid (1998), Mexico City (2000), Santiago de Chile (2002), Lima (2004), Montevideo (2006), Lisbon (2008), Medellín (2010) and Cádiz (2012). The latest edition coincided with the celebration of the bicentenary of Europe’s first great liberal charter: the Spanish Constitution of 1812, fondly known as “La Pepa”, which was signed in Cádiz. The biennials focus on recognising lifetime achievements, outstanding works of architecture, publications, research projects and ideas presented by architects and architecture students. Every two years, a jury comprising representatives of each field selects the best projects, which are subsequently featured in a catalogue and an exhibition.
The 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial exhibition offers a selection of the best Ibero-American architecture projects, publications and research produced between 2009 and 2011.
The exhibition includes the architectural and urban design projects, publications, research projects, architecture student proposals and videos selected in every category from the 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial, which were produced in the countries that comprise the Ibero-American community (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela).
Winning Projects featured in the exhibition:
- Casa de ladrillos by Daniel C. Ventura and Andrés L. Virzi
- Edificio Maipú by Martin Lavayen
- Edifício Simpatia São Paulo by Alvaro Luis Puntoni, João Clark de Abreu Sodré, and Jonathan Howel Davies
- Residencia 4x30 by Clara Reynaldo and Lourenço Gimenes
- Sede do Sebrae Nacional Brasília-DF by Alvaro Luis Puntoni, Luciano Margotto Soares, João Clark de Abreu Sodré, and Jonathan Howel Davies
- Arquitectura del Campus Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez by José Cruz Ovalle
- Escenarios deportivos by Juan Felipe Mesa Rico and Giancarlo Mazzanti
- Inteligencias Colectivas Palomino. Sociedad en construcción by Profesores y estudiantes del Proyecto Nuevos Territorios, PEI (Programa de Estudios Internacionales) de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, Carlos Hernández Correa (dir.), Colectivo Mitin (Bogotá), Plataforma Zoohaus (España), Zuloark (España), Palomino Cultural, Sirimapa Palomino, Agentes Locales, and Comunidad de Palomino
- Cubierta de la antigua Iglesia de Baños by Christian Brown and Paola Meneses
- Corredo urbano Plaza de la República-Madero by Felipe Leal Fernández and Daniel Escotto Sánchez
- Unidad de Innovación, Aprendizaje y Competitividad (UIAC) by Agustín Landa Vértiz
Tepoztlán Lounge by Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales
- Casa del Pescador, Villa Florida by José Eduardo Cubilla López
- Vivienda unifamiliar TC by Francisco Tómboly and Sonia Carísimo
- 2 casas em Santa Isabel by Ricardo Alberto Bagão Quininha Bak Gordon
- Estações de Teleférico. Vila Nova de Gaia by Francisco Castello Branco Vieira de Campos and Ana Cristina Alves Guedes
- Ponte pedonal sobre a Ribeira da Carpinteira by João Luís Carrilho da Graça, António Adão da Fonseca, and Carlos Quinaz
- Reabilitação da Casa do Arco by João Mendes Ribeiro
- Renovação urbana, Guimarães by Maria Manuel Oliveira, Maria João Cabral, and Ana Jotta
- Residências assistidas em Alcácer do Sal by Francisco Aires Mateus and Manuel Aires Mateus
- 80 viviendas de protección oficial en Salou by Toni Gironès Saderra
- Ampliación del Museo San Telmo by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Fuensanta Nieto, and Enrique Sobejano
- Atrio Relais-Châteaux. Cáceres by Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón Álvarez
- Museo del Agua de Lanjarón by Juan Domingo Santos
- Pasarela peatonal y urbanización. Baluarte de Labrit, Pamplona by Óscar Pérez Silanes, Carlos Pereda Iglesias, and Ignacio Olite Lumbreras