post by Silvia Soonets
I’m happy to report two awards recently won by Venezuelan architects. Both go to projects dealing with informal settlements and poverty.
PICO won the ASF-AWARD-2015 with their project Spaces for Paece, that we discussed in a recent post. The award goes to inspiring projects, with the motto, Learning South of North. The award site is worth a visit, as it presents a variety of interesting projects.
She is now back in Venezuela, and is working in the application of her research in our “barrios”. Today we attended to a conference where Ana Cristina showed her interesting and touching work. I’m not giving any details as she has promised a guest post for the next weeks. Meantime, here is the project site.
It is rewarding to realize that, despite of all the problems Venezuela currently has, and the huge limitations we have in the improvement of our informal settlements, our professionals can still make important contributions.
Congratulations to both.