Oct 3rd 2016

MCHAP.Student Finalists Announced

More than 70 schools from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, United States and Venezuela nominated graduating student projects for consideration for the newly launched MCHAP.student.

The MCHAP Jury announced the finalists of the MCHAP.student 2015-16 on September 30, 2016.

The 8 projects selected as Finalists are: 

Contemporary Monuments, an Architecture of Frugality - François-Luc Giraldeau, McGill University

Space to Breathe
: An Architecture for the Age of Smog - Vuk Filipic, University of Calgary

Micro Urban Operations: A Stage In Panquehue - Claudio Torres Salazar, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Chañaral Wetland Reclaiming Park
- Angel Quiroz González, Universidad de Chile

A Possible Project. On History, Preservation And Abandonment - Andrés Cotignola & Carolina Tobler, Universidad de la Republica

(a)typical office- Kyung Tae Nam, Yun Yun. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

A Walk Around Music: The Salt Mine Sensorium of Detroit - Hannah Katherine Lasota, Pennsylvania State University

Understanding And Interpretation In Architecture- Alex Cheng, Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design

The MCHAP.student 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.

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.

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 MCHAP 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