We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "Columbarium – The Chamber of Memories" competition – Felipe Vázquez from Uruguay!

Felipe Vázquez from Uruguay

Founder and Project Director – Felipe Vázquez Arquitectos. Assistant professor grade 2 at Taller Schelotto, Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

Prizes received in competitions, as co-author:

2nd International Prize 2021 – Ethiopian Satellite PreSchool

3rd international prize 2019 – View point of the fjords, Norway

3rd national prize 2012 – Housing competition 2012

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture feels, provokes, motivates, moves, defines, exchanges… It is essence.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

The contest is a continuous form of development of our design skills, teamwork and continuous social work.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

I would tell them that when they see the opportunity and feel that they are capable of facing the challenge, it is already ninety percent of the process of a contest, the rest is learning and fun.

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