63 International Projects Participated in 27th Edition of CEMEX Building Award

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V announced the winners of the 27th edition of the CEMEX Building Award at a ceremony celebrated on November 9, 2018, in Mexico City.

The 2018 CEMEX Building Award received 623 entries in the Mexico Edition, from which 20 were recognized. The International Edition received 63 project entries from 19 countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Latvia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Philippines, and the United States.

The jury for the 27th edition of the CEMEX Building Award was comprised of several representatives from the architectural and building industry, scholars, and private organizations from five countries. The jury evaluated the projects for their construction and architectural processes and solutions, incorporation of sustainability features, and value creation for present and future societies.

The CEMEX Building Award recognizes the most acclaimed architectural and construction projects in Mexico and in the world in five categories and four special prizes.

The First Place winners of the 2018 CEMEX Building Award are:

International Winners by Category

Residential Housing
Bruma House
Mexico City, Mexico
Representative: Architect Fernanda Canales

Affordable Housing
Salvatierra 150
Mérida, Mexico
Representative: Arturo Carrillo Ponce

Building
House/Office in Landshut
Landshut, Germany
Representative: Markus Neuber, Management Director, Civil Engineer, and Architect

Collective Space
Revitalization of the Boulevard upon the Oder in Wrocław
Wrocław, Poland
Representative: Jakub Wietrzny

Infrastructure
Mersey Gateway
Runcorn, England
Representative: Robert Preston

Winners of International Special Prizes

Sustainable Building
Salesforce Tower
San Francisco, United States
Representative: Joe Sostaric

Construction Innovation
Nueva Edificación Centro Médico Imbanaco
Cali, Colombia
Representative: Carlos Olano

Social Value
Foro Boca Concert Hall
Boca del Rio, Mexico
Representatives: Lic. Miguel Ángel Yunes Márquez, Architect Michel Rojkind, Engineer Ricardo Bonoso del Río Santiesteban

Universal Accessibility
Revitalization of the Boulevard upon the Oder in Wrocław
Wrocław, Poland
Representative: Jakub Wietrzny

Mexico Winners by Category

Residential Housing
Bruma House
Mexico City, Mexico
Representative: Architect Fernanda Canales

Affordable Housing
Salvatierra 150
Mérida, Mexico
Representative: Arturo Carrillo Ponce

Building
Punta Caliza Hotel *
Holbox, Quintana Roo
Representative: Architect Salvador Macías, Architect Claudia Muñoz Vargas

Refugio para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia
Michoacan
Representative: Origen 19° 41’ 53’’ N

Collective Space
Zócalo 11 de julio amphitheater
Tijuana, Baja California
Representatives: Carlos Antonio Ortíz González

Infrastructure
Highway Palmillas Apaseo el Grande
Querétaro, Querétaro
Representative: Autovía Querétaro S.A. de C.V.

Winners of Mexico Special Prizes

Universal Accessibility
Tamazunchale II UASLP Campus
Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí
Representative: Architect Manuel Fermín Villar Rubio

Sustainable Building
Victoria
San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León
Representatives: Kenji Ulises López Rivera

Construction Innovation
Liverpool Esfera
Monterrey, Nuevo León
Representatives: Architect Ricardo Suárez

Social Value
Foro Boca Concert Hall *
Boca del Rio, Mexico
Representatives: Lic. Miguel Ángel Yunes Márquez, Architect Michel Rojkind, Engineer Ricardo Bonoso del Río Santiesteban

Terminal de Camiones
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Representative: Architect Xavier Antonio Abreu Sacramento

As is the tradition with each CEMEX Building Award ceremony, the “Lorenzo H. Zambrano” Award recognized the trajectory and impact of great personalities in the fields of architecture and construction. The 2018 “Lorenzo H. Zambrano” Award was granted to Engineer Javier Manterola in recognition of his wide trajectory of infrastructure development in Spain, other European countries, and Latin America. Some of Manterola’s most renowned projects include Príncipe de Viana bridge, “La Pepa” bridge, and the Osera del Ebro bridge for high-speed trains in Spain.

During the event, the “Architect Marcelo Zambrano” Scholarship was granted to Architect Nuria Benítez Gómez, who graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de México. Benítez Gómez will study for a Master’s of Research in Architecture at the Royal School of Arts in London, England.

The “Architect Marcelo Zambrano” Scholarship is granted annually to young architects who show potential for contributing to the improvement of the culture of construction and design in Mexico. Aiming to foster these young professionals’ development, the “Architect Marcelo Zambrano” Scholarship is the most comprehensive financial support in Mexico for the completion of postgraduate education at top international schools.

The CEMEX Building Award recognizes the talent and vision of architects and engineers who envision sustainable buildings for the benefit of present and future generations. Celebrated since 1991, the CEMEX Building Award has consolidated its position as one of the most renowned competitions in architecture and construction.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

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