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JOSE I. SADURNI, AIA

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2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AIA Puerto Rico, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
LUIS GALARZA, AIA

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CARLOS PURCELL, ASSOC. AIA

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JOSE I. SADURNI, AIA

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HONOR AWARDS

AIA Puerto Rico, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

AIAPR revela ganadores de los Premios de Honor 2020

A jury comprised of internationally renowned professionals selected the best of Architecture in Puerto Rico by announcing the winners of the prestigious Honor Awards 2020, a competition held annually by the American Institute of Architects - Puerto Rico chapter (AIAPR).

After judging over 20 submissions, the jury gave the Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture in the "Completed Work" category to the "Casa Flores" project in Naguabo, developed by the firm Fuster Arquitectos.

"Understanding the characteristics of the place and the traditional passive systems as strategic tools capable of defining the architectural expression of the building and generating conditions of comfort, topography, views, sunlight, ventilation, form factor, materiality and wind protection are the parameters that define the form, achieving an interesting relationship with the environment. The result is a successful reinterpretation and updating of the vernacular architectures typical of hot countries," the jury said. 

A second Prize of Honor for Excellence in Architecture in the category of Completed Work was awarded to the Restoration of the San José Church, in Old San Juan, carried out by the firm Jorge Rigau Arquitectos PSC.

According to the jury, said project “constitutes an extensive, deep, intense, respectful and imaginative exercise in the historical recovery of one of the most representative buildings in Puerto Rico. This research is extended to the integration of new construction systems using contemporary tools and materials to guarantee the durability of the work. The result is an elegant mix between respect and interaction that should serve as an example for the development of similar projects in neighboring contexts."

In the same category of Completed Work, the jury awarded an Honorable Mention to the project “Modular Metal: Auction Pavillion”, located in Caguas and carried out by the firm Miguel del Río Arquitectos.

The jury valued the exercise of economic restraint and the creation of a simple, but effective language, from standardized and industrialized materials. "The beauty of the building resides in the pure application of common sense, linked to a positive strategic attitude, which achieves an architecture of high expressiveness, but perfectly controlled," they stated.

In the category of Theoretical and Research Projects, the jury awarded an Honorable Mention to the project "Buscapié" by Astrid Díaz for its "sustained work in the dissemination of architecture, focusing the discipline from the point of view of everyday life and necessary, with a clear and accessible language to reach the entire population, is the result of their persistent work to build bridges between the profession and society, so that Architecture is understood as a close tool capable of solving all kinds of issues regardless of type, scale or social class."

Meanwhile, "Villa Pabellón," by JR Coleman-Davis Pagán, won the People's Choice Awards.

The jury this year was comprised by architects Elaine Molinar, AIA, of Snøhetta, New York; Sergi Serrat, founding partner of GRND82, Barcelona; and Cristián Undurraga, FAIA, principal partnet of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos, from Chile.

Excellence in Architecture for Built Work

HONOR AWARD

Project: San José Church Restoration

Firm: Jorge Rigau Arquitectos

Por desarrollar un extenso, profundo, intenso, respetuoso e imaginativo ejercicio de recuperación histórica de uno de los edificios más representativo de Puerto Rico.

 

El jurado valora el detallado trabajo de investigación historica y tecnológica para encontrar, recuperar y preservar las técnicas constructivas tradicionales de la isla. Esta investigación se hace extensiva a la integración de nuevos sistemas constructivos utilizando herramientas y materiales contemporáneos para garantizar la perdurabilidad de la obra.

 

El resultado es una elegante mezcla entre respeto e integración que debe servir de ejemplo para el desarrollo de proyectos similares en contextos vecinos."

HONOR AWARD

Project: Casa Flores

Firm: Fuster Arquitectos

"Por entender las características  del lugar y los sistemas pasivos tradicionales como herramientas estratégicas capaces de definir la expresión arquitectónica del edificio y generar condiciones de confort. topografía, vistas, asoleo, ventilación, factor de forma, materialidad y protección al viento son lo parámetros que definen la forma, consiguiendo una interesante relación con el entorno.

 

El jurado valora la decidida apuesta sostenibilista de la propuesta y su perfecta integración en el discurso arquitectónico. El resultado es una exitosa reinterpretación y actualización de arquitecturas vernaculares típicas de países cálidos."

HONORABLE MENTION

Project: Metal Modular: Auction Pavilion

Firm: Miguel del Rio Arquitectos

Por aceptar las limitaciones iniciales y transformarlas en oportunidades de proyecto. El jurado valora el ejercicio de contención económica y la creación de un lenguaje simple pero efectivo a partir de materiales estandarizados e industrializados, para dar solución a un modesto programa sobre una cimentación preexistente. La geometria resulta de la aplicación de unos parámetros sostenibilistas de cierre del ciclo del agua, y su reaprovechamiento para las propias actividades del programa.

 

La belleza del edificio reside en la pura aplicación del sentido común, ligado a una actitud estratégica positiva, que consigue una arquitectura de alta expresividad pero perfectamente controlada.

Theoretical & Research Design

2020 People’s Choice Award

HONORABLE MENTION

Project: Buscapié

Author: Arq Astrid Díaz

Por su labor sostenida en la diseminación de la arquitectura. Enfocando la disciplina desde el punto de vista de lo cotidiano y necesario, con un lenguaje claro y accesible para llegar a toda la población.

 

El jurado valora la persistente labor para tender puentes entre la profesión y la sociedad, de forma que se entienda la arquitectura como una herramienta cercana capaz de resolver todo tipo de cuestiones sin importar tipología, escala o clase social.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Project: Villa Pabellón

Autor: Arq. JR Coleman-Davis Pagán FAIA

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