Among 244 applications from 17 states and the Federal District in Brazil, Instituto Tomie Ohtake and AkzoNobel announce the 13 finalists of the 5th Instituto Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Architecture Award. A Jury – Adriana Benguela, Fábio Mariz Gonçalves, José Lira, Marcos Boldarini and Priscyla Gomes – selected the finalists; the 2018 edition was marked by a 31.18% increase in the number of applications, compared to 2017. Among the finalists there are projects from São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Distrito Federal, Bahia and Rio e Rio Janeiro.
● Cais do Sertão (Sertão House) / Recife, PE; Brasil Arquitetura; Francisco Fanucci e Marcelo Ferraz / Co-autor: Pedro Del Guerra
● Casa 711H (711H House) / Brasília – DF; BLOCO Arquitetos; Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
● Casa do Carnaval (Carnival House) / Salvador – BA; A&P arquitetura e urbanismo; Alexandre Prisco Paraíso Barreto, Nivaldo de Andrade Junior
● Casa no Cerrado (Casa at Cerrado) / Moeda – MG; Vazio S/A; Carlos M. Teixeira
● Estúdios Ouro Preto (Ouro Preto Studios) / Sete Lagoas – MG; Arquitetos Associados; Carlos Alberto Maciel, Ulisses Mikhail Jardim Itokawa
● Hostel Villa 25 / Rio de Janeiro – RJ; C+P Arquitetura; Rodrigo Calvino e Diego Portas
● Parque Novo Santo Amaro V (Novo Santo Amaro V Park) / São Paulo – SP; Vigliecca & Associados; Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Neli Shimizu, Ronald Werner Fiedler
● Residência em Gonçalves (Residence in Gonçalves) / Gonçalves – MG; André Vainer Arquitetos; André Vainer, Alessandro Muzi, Fernanda Jozsef, Marina Ferreira, Tiago Wright
● Residência Piracaia (Piracaia Residence) / Piracaia – SP; Nitsche; Lua Nitsche e Pedro Nitsche
● Sede de uma Fábrica de Blocos (Brick Factory headquarters) / Avaré – SP;Vão; Anna Juni, Enk te Winkel, Gustavo Delonero
● SESC 24 de Maio / São Paulo –SP; Paulo Mendes da Rocha + MMBB Arquitetos; Paulo Mendes da Rocha + MMBB Arquitetos
● Vila Amélia / Sertãozinho – SP; VAGA; Fernando O’Leary, Pedro Domingues, Pedro Fari
● Vila Taguaí / Carapicuíba – SP; Cristina Xavier Arquitetura; Cristina Xavier
The 13 finalists are part of an exhibition at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, on view between August 23rd and September 23, 2018, in addition to having their projects featured in a catalogue. The winners will be announced during the exhibition opening, awarded international travel prizes.
With this initiative, Instituto Tomie Ohtake and AkzoNobel continue to map the contemporary architectural production, emphasizing, for the fifth year in a row, significant designs in the current Brazilian panorama. The relation with the city, the commitment with the implementation site and sustainability, as well as the inventiveness of the designs and the buildings are the essential criteria that guide the 5th Instituto Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Architecture Award.
The Instituto Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Architecture Award has received 764 applications since its first edition (2014). In 2017, the 1st prize was awarded to Adriana Benguela (Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero) for the design “Moradas Infantis” (Formoso do Araguaia, TO, 2015), while Marcos Paulo Caldeira (MM18) was the runner-up with the project “Mirante 9 de Julho” (São Paulo, SP, 2015), and Enk te Winkel (Vão) took the third prize, with the project “Subsolanus” (Mexico City, Mexico, 2015).