COLOSIO EMBANKMENT DAM BY TALLER CAPITAL
WINS 2022 MCHAP.EMERGE AWARD
CHICAGO, IL (22 September 2022) – The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) is excited to announce Containing the Flood: Colosio Embankment Dam by Loreta Castro Reguera and José Pablo Ambrosi of Taller Capital are the winners of the 2022 MCHAP.emerge award.
Containing the Flood: Colosio Embankment Dam by Taller Capital
Photography by Rafael Gamo
MCHAP Jury Member Quote
MCHAP 2022 Jury Chair Sandra Barclay describes what makes the MCHAP.emerge winner Taller Capital’s Colosio Embankment Dam distinct in its design and use, “A project solving infrastructure problems with the delicacy and sensitiveness of a thoughtful architectural intervention where people are at the core of all considerations. It is an example on how a vulnerable neighborhood can be socially and physically transformed by going beyond a resolution of a technical problem to offer the habitants public space to use, a linear walking promenade and a shade as a place to meet.”
2022 MCHAP.emerge Winner Bio
Taller Capital / Loreta Castro Reguera, José Pablo Ambrosi
Taller Capital was founded in 2010 by José Pablo Ambrosi and Loreta Castro Reguera. Their work focuses on designing the city through densification and infrastructural public spaces, with a special concern on reading the context as their main strategy source. Their work aims for material austerity and spatial richness. They have received several national and international recongnitions and prizes such as the instalation of the 2015 Eco Pavillion, a silver medal at the 2017 Mexico City Bienial, part of the team that received the Regional and Global Gold Prize of the 5th cycle of the LafargeHolcim Awards, a honorary mention at the 2020 Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards and the 2020 Architectural League of New York Emerging Architects Award. Taller Capital has designed and built several housing buildings, public spaces and public buildings.
The winner was announced on 21 September 2022 at the MCHAP.emerge 2022 Awards Dinner hosted at Mies van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall on Illinois Institute of Technology's historic campus. The event also featured presentations by the four finalists for this cycle’s MCHAP.emerge:
Common Unity Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura - Winner
Children Village Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum
Embodied Computation Lab The Living / David Benjamin
María Montessori School EPArquitectos + Estudio Macías Peredo
The winning authors received the MCHAP.emerge Award, the MCHAP research professorship leading a studio in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, and funding of a related publication.
Past MCHAP.emerge Laureates
2014 Pezo von Ellrichshausen
2018 Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura