carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecture
carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecture
mar 18, 2013

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecture

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architectureall images courtesy of italcementi / carla juaçaba




copacabana-based architect carla juaçaba has been the awarded the inaugural arcVision prize for women and architecture, a fifty-thousand euro award underwritten by bergamo-based sustainability and research center italcementi. the denomination sought a woman and architect who embodied boldness in architectural vision, sensitivity to site context and creativity in seeking unconventional solutions to design problems. the functionality and appropriateness of her proposals in terms of environment, nature, parameters and materials was emphasized. a particular nod was given to the ‘pavilion humanidade 2012’, designed for the UN conference on sustainable development in rio de janeiro. see designboom’s coverage of the project here.


the jury, comprised of a variety of women professionals in the top of their fields, unanimously chose the architect as the recipient of the inaugural award.

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecturethe jury from left to right: odile decq, kazuyo sejima, martha thorne, bernadetta tagliabue, vera baboun, victoire de margerie, shaika al maskari, samia nkrumah, yvonne farrell




the adjudication body was made of  shaikha al maskari, member of the steering committee of the arab international women’s forum-aiwf; vera baboun, mayor of bethlehem; odile decq, head of the odbc architectural firm; victoire de margerie, chairman of rondol technology; yvonne farrell, head of the grafton architects architectural firm with shelley mcnamara ; samia nkrumah, president of the kwame nk rumah pan african center; kazuyo sejima, head of the sanaa architectural firm with ryue nishizawa; benedetta tagliabue, co-founder of the embt architectural firm with enric miralles; martha thorne, director of the pritzker prize


see carla’s reaction up receiving news of the prize here.

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecturethe building is made entirely of recycled scaffoldingimage © leonardo finotti

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architectureimage © leonardo finotti

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecture‘varanda house’ by carla juaçabaimage © nelson kon

carla juaçaba wins the arcVision prize for women in architecture‘casa em rio bonito’ by carla juaçabaimage © nelson kon

  • Congratulations Carla for the prize and youre amazing work ! It´s the real brazilian inspiring mood.
    É maravilhoso saber que este talento é do meu país, da minha cidade, domeu bairro e da minha rua !
    Adorei !!!

    Paulo Neto says:
  • Well Done!

    tembulkar says:
  • Nothing fliighty here. Well thought out earthy design. Very rare these days.

    Fred A. Saas, Architect says:
  • Olá Carla,
    Você trabalha com estrutura metalica! Temos um terreno em Santa Teresa (pirambeira desculpe o termo), fica na rua Alexandrino e estamos pensando em construir.
    Queremos uma casa graciosa, aconchegante , confortavel, de bom gosto e principalmente barata.
    Meu marido não sabe que estou tentando entrar contato com você, pois ele acha que sairia caro, mais não gosta saber. Acho que na vida sempre tem duas resposta: sim ou não: pode ou não po de e vai por ai.
    Aguardo, para que possa dar + detalhe e conversar. Estamos morando na Bahia e principalmente eu não vejo hora de construir e voltar. Estou aguardando, grande abraço Vera

    vera says:

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