Architecture competition Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum 2nd prize winners - Guilherme Pardini, João Paulo Carrascoza, Julia Park and Marcelo Venzon

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the 2nd prize winners of our Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum competition - Guilherme Pardini, João Paulo Carrascoza, Julia Park and Marcelo Venzon from Brazil!

2nd prize winners: Guilherme Pardini, João Paulo Carrascoza, Julia Park and Marcelo Venzon from BrazilWe met at university, Escola da Cidade, where Guilherme Pardini and João Paulo Carrascoza graduated from last year and Julia Park and Marcelo Venzon are still studying. We’ve already participated in other competitions and projects together, so we knew the workflow would be positive.

The scale of our work varies a lot. We did a lot of school projects which had an urbanistic approach, dealing with complex and fragile social, ecological and urban issues. Others were more detailed and technical like thinking in an alternative infrastructure system for the streets in São Paulo, and now we’re actually more involved in material investigation, questioning its tectonics both in an academic field and personal projects.

Our working field can easily position us into thinking in a democratic way. We should act by planning cities and designing public and private spaces which allow pro-active behavior towards that way of thinking. In our current situation in Brazil we find ourselves in a political crisis, struggling with the right to democracy. In that way, architecture is an important tool to guarantee those rights through designing spaces where freedom of speech and equal rights are common ground.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions? 

The proposal of the Uganda LGBT Asylum competition caught our attention because it was addressing a very polemical theme where the matters discussed before were threatened. We felt the importance to discuss those matters and combining it in a way that would directly relate to the design of this building. So we thought it would be fun and interesting to do a competition together and try an experiment which we didn’t had much expertise in, like our investigation in tensile structures in this case. We find it very important to keep exercising our discussions outside of academia and office environments.

Architecture vision competitions are an important way to test and learn new abilities, as well as exercise exchange of knowledge between the participants.

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Design an iconic visitor center for Abu Dhabi’s unique wetlands natural reserve

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Mega Dunes Eco Lodges - Abu Dhabi

Design comfortable, sustainable visitor huts for the Abu Dhabi protected nature reserve

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Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Design an iconic space for guests to enjoy the wines and the views of this Portuguese vineyard

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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

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Mar 06
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RE-Stock London Housing

Submit affordable housing solutions for the one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
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Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Australia’s fastest-growing city

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Prisons Redesigned!

Redesign and improve the way prisons work

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ESSAY: The Architecture of Prisons

Submit your essay on prison architecture

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Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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What is Sustainable Architecture?

Share your opinion on sustainable architecture in the open essay competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
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