Mar 23rd 2021

Video | Emerging Brazilian Practices

PANEL: EMERGING BRAZILIAN PRACTICES from IIT Architecture Chicago on Vimeo.

On Wednesday, March 17 the College of Architecture hosted the panel discussion "Emerging Brazilian Practices," which featured the architects behind two renowned Brazilian practices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Rivera, and Pedro Évora. 

Utrabo is the founder of his eponymous firm, which intends to expand the field of architecture through sustainable and inclusive approaches. This strategy is exemplified by internationally recognized works such as the Children’s Village, a residential school for approximately 540 children in the heart of Brazil that heavily features the use of local materials. The school garnered Utrabo a Royal Institute of British Architects International Prize, while The Guardian called the project “a model for architectural ingenuity.”

Rivera and Évora are the co-founders of Rua Arquitetos, a Rio de Janeiro-based design firm that has received worldwide recognition for its work, including a golf clubhouse for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The firm has been recognized through publications and awards, having participated in exhibitions at MoMA and the Carnegie Museum of Art, as well as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Venice Bienniale of Architecture.

The panel was moderated by Ana Luiza Nobre, professor of the History, Theory, and Criticism at the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).