The path of Tropical Storm Nate across Central America and the Caribbean – with heavy winds and torrential rain pummelling Costa Rica – delayed the journey of the Next Generation 3rd prize winning team from Argentina. The group of five students from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba were unable to reach San José in time for the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony for Latin America, so received their prize at the farewell dinner the day following the ceremony.
Mariela Marchisio, Dean of Architecture at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba received the Next Generation prize on behalf of the winning team at the ceremony. The Next Generation winning team of Ángela Ferrero, María Augustina Nieto, María Belén Pizarro, Seizen Uehara and Lucía Uribe Echevarria arrived in San José on the day following the Awards ceremony and participated in the site tours with other winning teams and invited guests.
At the farewell dinner, there was a perfect opportunity to present the team with their Next Generation prize to enthusiastic applause. The aim of their project is to insert new small towers within the informal fabric of Córdoba, Argentina. The project’s twofold objective is to provide an array of services for low-income populations as well as to increase social interaction among citizens.