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Short film by Dutch Creative Industries Funds on Awards winners Ooze Architects

Rotterdam-based Ooze Architects was selected as one of six groups to be featured in short films in the Creative Industries Funds annual report. The project of Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg won LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 Latin America and was praised for creating an active relationship between water management and the community.

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Eva Pfannes explains how funding from the Dutch government allowed their project on efficient water management system for favelas to be developed. The project addresses basic sanitation and effective environmental improvement in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo – making water treatment visible in the urban realm. 

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Last Updated: June 13, 2018
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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