Best Architectural Project by a Student

About the project
Every form of life on the planet was made possible by the presence of water and with it that our specie too. Through time, man has sought to tame the resource, understand its origin, its cycle, the composition and so its possible states. In the process various management systems emerged, created with the unique objective of ensuring the supply of growing societies: a matter of survival. Today we are aware of how sterile was this anthropocentric vision with which the resource was exploited, we began to realize that water is for not only man, and in practice, there must be alternatives to mitigate the danger that future generations are in. This is where science becomes an alternative. Before the commission of a biomedicine building, we cannot find a better pretext to link these questions: architecture and science. The possibility of design a space to teach society how to manage water and make this process something visible to the inhabitants has born.

Chagualo neighborhood, Medellín — Colombia / Proposed project between Calle 61 and 65 and Carrera 55 and 55a

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RIBA President´s medals
RIBA Education
Project selected for the program Humboldt / Science, culture and art connection for a sustainable world, initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut

Applicant and author of the project
Juan Pablo Zuleta Alvarez, Pontifical Bolivarian University, in the city of Medellin, Colombia. With high interest in art as a means to achieve the objective of improving the conditions of human habitation through exhibitions and shows that seek to constitute scenarios of greater impact on the territory for the creation of social awareness about resources, especially water.