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XBIAU 10th Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, Houston (EXHIBITION DESIGNER)

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The Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism brings together twenty-two countries on two continents, 660 million people over a vast territory, a large physical space covering over 20 million square kilometers governed by the diversity of its geography. The movements of those who migrate from the rural peripheries to the magnetic urban centers, to others, almost in the opposite direction, with the abandonment of the cities, compose a complex chart of parameters. From cities converted in a few decades into vast megalopolis, until recently described only in the imaginarium of the future, rural settlements in hidden places that cherish the living testimony of ancient cultures, fit all scales and nuances. These, combined with those movements that derive from the unexpected cultural events of each of the societies they inhabit, now demand attention beyond their territory.

The 26 projects that created today’s panorama of built works in this tenth edition of the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism show the flexibility of Iberoamerican architecture. In addition, awards are given to research papers and publications in traditional media, books and magazines, as well as the new formats, conscious of a need to increase the intellect of architecture. The Iberoamerican Prize, awarded in each edition to a professional career illustrating a continued commitment over time, is awarded in this 10th BIAU to Eduardo Souto de Moura whose work represents the value of creativity without losing contact with close reality and the identity of the place.

Curators: Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa

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