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Inaugural MCHAP Outstanding Projects Announced

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Dirk Denison, Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), launched in February at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Canada, have announced the inaugural MCHAP shortlist – 36 projects, selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees, recognized as “Outstanding Projects” and from which the MCHAP finalists will be announced on July 9th at a public event in Santiago, Chile.

1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida, by Herzog & de Meuron

Altamira Residential Building in Rosario, Argentina, by Rafael Iglesia

ASU Health Service in Tempe, Arizona, by Lake Flato Architects

Bolivar Civic Center in Pueblo Bolivar, Uruguay, by Arq. Marcelo Gualano / Arq. Martín Gualano

Burle Marx Education Center in Brumadinho, Brazil, by Paula Zasnicoff – Alexandre Brasil / Arquitetos Associados

Capilla del Retiro in Auco, Los Andes, Chile, by Undurraga Deves Arquitectos (Cristián Undurraga

Cooper Union Center for Advancement of Science and Art in New York, New York, by Morphosis

CUBE Tower in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Estudio Carme Pinos

Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California by Gehry Partners

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences/CDRD in Vancouver, Canada, by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Fernando Botero Library Park in San Cristobal, Columbia, by G Ateliers Architecture (Orlando Garcia)

Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Grande Bibliotheque du Quebec in Montreal, Canada, by Patkau / Croft Pelletier / Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes Associes

Iberê Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil, by Álvaro Siza Vieira

Innovation Center UC – Anacleto Angelini in Santiago, Chile, by Elemental

Kindergarten Ciudad de la Alegria, Timayui in Santa Marta, Columbia, by Giancarlo Mazzanti

Mestizo Restaurant in Santiago, Chile, by Smiljan Radic

Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, by Edward K. Uhlir, FAIA

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building in Kansas City, Missouri by Steven Holl Architects

New Carver Apartments in Los Angeles, California, by Michael Maltzan, FAIA

New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, New York, by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Washington, by Weiss / Manfredi

Optima Camelview Village in Scottsdale, Arizona, by David C. Hovey, FAIA

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V Social Housing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Vigliecca & Associados: Hector Vigliecca (Chief Designer)

Praca das Artes -- Performing Arts Centre in Sao Paulo Brazil, by Brasil Arquitetura (Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz) and Marcos Cartum

Pratt Institute Higgins Hall Insertion in Brooklyn, New York, by Steven Holl Associates

Punta Pite in Papudo, Chile by Teresa Moller

Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Springdale, Arkansas, by Marlon Blackwell Architect

Seattle Central Library, in Seattle, Washington, by OMA / LMN – Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Partner in Charge)

Studio R in São Paulo, Brazil, by Studio MK27 (Marcio Kogan & Gabriel Kogan)

Telcel Theater in Ciudad de México, Mexico, by Antón Garcia-Abril & Ensamble Studio

Teleton Child Rehabilitation Centre in Asuncion, Paraguay, by Solano Benítez Gabinete de Arquitectura

The High Line in New York, New York, by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Piet Oudolf

The Integral House in Toronto, Canada, by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Vasconcelos Library and Botanical Gardens in Mexico City, Mexico, by Alberto Kalach

Vertical House in Lima, Peru, by Alexia León Angell

“The rich diversity of these built works is a testament to the creative energy at work in the Americas today,” said Arets. “When viewed alongside the innovative work by the MCHAP.emerge finalists and winner, Poli House by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen which we honored in May, we see the evolution of a distinctly American conversation about creating livable space.”

In April, 225 works from throughout the Americas were chosen as nominees by 70 professionally diverse, international ambassadors­. The 36 MCHAP Outstanding Projects were chosen from among the nominees by the inaugural MCHAP Jury, which includes: Jury President Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at GSAPP, Columbia University, New York; Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture and Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair at IIT, Chicago; Jorge Francisco Liernur, Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, and Researcher of Argentina’s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation, Buenos Aires; Dominique Perrault, Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris; and Sarah Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston.

“By honoring these 36 Outstanding Projects, we seek to create a deep and meaningful dialogue among individuals creating built works in the Americas,” said Denison, “It is a lively, productive conversation, as we saw when the MCHAP.emerge finalists gathered at IIT’s S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago on May 20th for the first MCHAP symposium.”

The finalists, chosen from the list of 36 shortlisted projects, will be announced on July 9th at a  public event in Santiago, Chile. The authors of the MCHAP finalists will then be celebrated at a conference held at Crown Hall on October 22, 2014 where the jury will select the inaugural MCHAP recipient and engage in a direct dialogue about the works as part of a continuing exploration of how architecture can improve the lives of the people who inhabit these innovative built works.


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