Architecture Competition Hospice - Home For Terminally Ill 2nd prize winners – Renata Cirati Gomes, Beatriz Carvalho and Fabiana Perazolo

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winners of our "Hospice - Home For Terminally Ill" competition – Renata Cirati Gomes, Beatriz Carvalho and Fabiana Perazolo from Brazil! 

2nd prize winners from Brazil

We studied at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie at the same time and became friends during that time, although never got the chance to work together on an academic project. That was one of the reasons that brought us together to participate in this competition, the possibility to work with friends and to learn from each other’s different knowledges. We are currently working at different architecture studios based in São Paulo, Brazil, which also became a reason to choose to work together in a new context where the choices would be entirely ours.

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?

Working in different architecture studios probably brought us different insights on the project and how to address it.



Beatriz Carvalho has worked in different fields and scales of architecture, from the design of objects to infrastructural scale. She collaborated with offices such as AlephZero – winner of the RIBA International Prize Winner 2018 with the Children's Village in Canuanã, Estudio Gustavo Utrabo and Arquitetura Nacional. She is also a researcher in her former educational institution, in a group of Urban Studies, having presented articles internationally.

Fabiana Perazolo has worked in specialized architecture editorial Romano Guerra Editora and architecture portal Vitruvius, beginning a work of institutional research that she has been pursuing throughout her career, having worked also for Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro. Currently she works with Sol Camacho at RADDAR architecture studio in the development of an adaptive reuse project for the Pacaembu Stadium.

Renata Cirati Gomes has worked at L35ACIA Architects with projects of malls, mixed-use, as well as residential and corporate buildings. She currently works at Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados with the development of residential and mixed-use projects.

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

For us, architecture is a support for life itself. It is the combination of subjects and processes that bring into physical form the values of a society or group of individuals. We also believe that it can be done by anyone, in different scales and forms, not only by professional architects.

We understand that the main challenge for anyone who wants to design and build something is how to assimilate the impact of the different aspects that structure our complex society into a single project (geographical, tectonic, economic, political, environmental, social), materializing different inputs and desires in a great design for society and users.

To be an architect requires a strong sense of collectiveness, it is a way to think about our community and our future, to create a common ground for different interactions.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Participating in architecture competitions is the most opportune moment to push ourselves to the limit and explore our creativity. As we can escape the daily dynamics and limits of the profession and choose the people we have affinity to and debate architecture with, it’s a moment of complete freedom to think and create projects that reflect what we think about life in society.

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

It’s a moment of freedom! A chance to work with a new and undiscovered subject, re-evaluate how you express your thoughts, and translate them into a design without limits, such as academic schedules, teachers, clients, budgets…

Choose a subject you are interested in, get together with people that you work well with, and even if you don't win anything, the process is always a way to enhance your path as a student or professional.

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