Common-Unity by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura and Alin V. Wallach

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Client
INFONAVIT
Location
San Pablo Xalpa Housing Unit, Azcapotzalco Delegation, Mexico City
Year of construction
2015-2016
Program
Rehabilitation of Public Space
Collaborators
Cecilia Brañas.- Diana León.- Valery Michalon.- Luis Galán

Estudio de Arquitectura Rozana Montiel

Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura focuses on architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space and urban space works on various projects at different scales and strata ranging from the city to the book, the artifact, and other micro-objects. His research areas include housing, public space and urban mobility.

Montiel is an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, 1998) with a Master's Degree in Architecture, Criticism and Project from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC (Barcelona, ​​2000). She recently won the "Overall Award" and the first place in the "Moving" category at the Archmarathon Awards in Miami. In 2017, she was also awarded the Moira Gemmill Award by The Architectural Review in London; and was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Jumex Foundation for Contemporary Art for an artistic research residency at the Bellagio Center, Como, Italy. In 2016, she was nominated for the Schelling Architecture Prize by the Schelling Foundation, Karlsruhe, Germany; and was winner of the Emerging Voices Award granted by The Architectural League of New York, as well as, first place in the category Best Architectural Intervention of the Year in the CDMX Awards. She has been twice winner of the National Art Creators System Grant granted by the FONCA (2009, 2013); and the Young Creators FONCA Scholarship (2002). And in 2007, she received the Sustainable Construction Grant from the Holcim Foundation.

Her interdisciplinary work has been published in well-known architecture magazines, as well as exhibited in Mexico, Spain, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and China. She has also presented his projects in several editions of the Biennales of Venice, Sao Paulo, Rotterdam and Lima. In 2016, it was presented at the Venice Biennale with the collaborative project of social participation Walk the Line. In 2017, she was selected by the Mexican magazine Who as one of the 50 characters that transform Mexico.

Montiel is a member of the Editorial Board of Arquine Architecture Magazine; she has given lectures, courses and architecture seminars at prestigious universities around the world. She recently gave a lecture at Columbia GSAPP to inaugurate the cycle of extraordinary chairs of the Spring Semester 2018; and this year she will teach an architecture workshop in collaboration with Derek Dellekamp at Cornell University.
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