We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winners of our "Milan Navigli Canal Challenge" competition – BEMAARCH from Colombia!

BEMAARCH from Colombia

We are a studio that started in 2020 in Bogotá Colombia, we create projects and stories about architecture and landscape through visual narratives, we like to experience the various ways of interpreting, creating and expressing our ideas.

We are a team born from architecture that has been formed from different disciplines of art, music, illustration and animation made up of: Germán Paipa Camargo - arq/Creative Director, 3d animator and musician;
Johana Martínez Pineda - arch/coordinator and animator;
Andrés Paipa Camargo - digital arts engineer, multimedia designer;
Ana Garzón - arch/Illustrator Sergio Cortés Arch/3d modeler;
Jefferson Bonilla - arq/illustrator and animator.

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?

We have developed urban and landscaping projects, with projects located in China such as Shenzhen Sports Stadium, Haid Technology Campus and in Colombia in Landscape and Architecture competitions such as Ciudad Do, also collaborating with international offices for the graphic development of projects.

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

For the team, architecture is a creative process that seeks to generate ideas to give shape, color and flavor to the world in which we live. Our job as architects is to dare to dream and produce ideas that help improve our life in society and balance with nature.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

For us, architecture competitions are a challenge and an opportunity to understand different contexts, cultures, landscapes and societies. We develop them with the aim of acquiring experiences through the process of creating and conceptualizing ideas.

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

Our advice as an office is that the idea of ​​participating in a contest does not have to be linked to a prize or recognition, on the contrary, the true value of the contest is the experience and learning that is achieved by being able to conclude an idea that Solve the premises that the contest raises. 

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