More then 70 schools from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, United States and Venezuela have nominated graduating student projects for consideration for the newly launched MCHAP.student.
MCHAP.student joins MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge which were launched in 2013 to recognize the best built works throughout the Americas. To energize the American discourse among young architects, MCHAP creating a third prize for student projects and invited a network of schools from throughout the Americas to submit the most outstanding project by a 2015/2016 graduating student that addresses the metropolis through an architectural proposal.
All submitted student projects are now being reviewed by the MCHAP jury and the winner will be invited to S. R. Crown Hall, expenses paid, to be presented with the award by the MCHAP jury alongside the MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge winners at the awards ceremony in IIT’s S. R. Crown Hall in October 19, 2016. The student project winner will be acknowledged with a Research Fellowship at the IIT College of Architecture and ten thousand dollar ($10,000) commitment towards a production of the outcomes of a Research Fellowship.
On October 19th, IIT ‘s College of Architecture will host a day-long symposium including sessions for students, faculty and the architects and clients of the finalists in dialogue about the nominated works and how they contribute to the college’s continuing conversation -- Rethinking Metropolis. Later in the afternoon, the general public will be invited to a moderated discussion between the architects and jury about the context of contemporary practice. At the end of the day of activities the winner of the Americas Prize 2014/15 will be announced at the MCHAP Award Dinner. The author of the MCHAP winner will be recognized with the MCHAP Award, the MCHAP Chair at IIT College of Architecture for the following academic year, and funding of up to $50,000 USD, in support of research and a publication related to the theme of ‘Rethinking Metropolis.’
Finalists Projects and Cities
Sao Paulo, Brazil Weekend House by Angelo Bucci
Lima, Peru UTEC Campus by Grafton Architects
Lima, Peru Pachacamac Museum by Llosa Cortegana
Mexico City, Mexico Tower 41 by Alberto Kalach
Los Angeles, California, US Star Apartments by Michael Maltzan
New Canaan, Connecticut, US Grace Farms by SANAA