Peruvian Building Wins Prize Best Architecture In The Americas
The E Building of the University of Piura has been chosen as the Best Architecture in the Americas. To wit, the building won the prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize of 2018.
The annual winner gets chosen by the American Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in Chicago. This educational institute employs various architecture experts and educates students to become prominent in this profession.
The winning building from the University of Piura was designed by the Lima-based firm Barclay and Crousse Architecture. Even though the name might sound English, the firm is 100% Peruvian owned and founded by the nationals Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse.
The competition was fierce, as the other five buildings that got a chance to win the price were the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the True North in the United States, the SESC 24 de Maio and the IMS Paulista both in Brazil and the Teopanzolco Cultural Center in the Latin American country Mexico.
However, Building E from the University of Piura went home with the price. This piece of architecture was praised for its innovation and the fact that merges perfectly in the landscape. To wit, this structure was built next to a natural oasis in the Northern Peruvian Desert. The modern building engrosses perfectly into the landscape and looks like a technological beacon in the desert.
Also, the building stands for the future of education in general. The learning climate and space in this university are perfect for students. Besides, the buildings stimulate the forming of a student community by creating a friendly atmosphere in the building. This was the main reason why this building won the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in 2018.