PRODUCTORA and Lucio Muniain win the International Architecture Competition for the CAF Headquarters in Caracas

September 29, 2008
AWARDS

Press release CAF (Caracas, 24 September 2008) - The Mexican firm "PRODUCTORA" wins the International Architecture competition for the New Headquarters of the CAF. The CAF made public that the Mexican firm PRODUCTORA, in collaboration with "Lucio Muniain et al", are the winners of the International Architecture competition for the New Headquarters of the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF). The jury emitted their decision explaining that the proposal envisions a simple and pertinent synthesis of the criteria of sustainability, urban and architectural quality combined with functional efficiency and integrates public spaces in favor of the community. In a first phase of this competition the CAF invited firms from 17 countries who form part of the Corporation to present their interest in the competition. After a process of selection 52 firms were invited and proposals were received from 12 different nations: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, México, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The second prize was for the firm Andrade Morettin Arquitectos Asociados Ltda. from Brazil and the third prize went to the Spanish firm QVE-arquitectos. The architectural studios that obtained mentions were: Vigliecca & Asociados from Brazil; TEN Arquitectos from México; Juan Gustavo Scheps Grandal & Gualano + Gualano from Uruguay and Alessandro Famiglietti y Asociados from Venezuela. / New headquarters CAF