Milan, 7 April 2016
Jennifer Siegal is the winner of the 4th arcVision Prize - Women and Architecture, international award to women’s architecture organized by Italcementi. The award was assigned by the jury by unanimous vote, and the winner was defined “a fearless pioneer in the research and development of prefabricated construction systems, at low prices for disadvantaged users and areas, who has been able to invent and build practical solutions and a new language for mobile and low-cost housing”.The Jury, co-ordinated during its working sessions by Stefano Casciani, Scientific Director of the Prize, also assigned honorable mentions to Pat Hanson (Canada), Elisa Valero Ramos (Spain) and Cazú Zegers (Chile).
The Award was presented today at the Teatro dell'Arte of the Triennale di Milano, on the occasion of the return of the 21st Triennale International Exhibition, to underline the connection between arcVision, the magazine of Italcementi Group, and the international world of architecture.
The American designer, born in 1965, was selected after two days of meetings and discussions by the Jury that also this year included outstanding professionals from the world of architecture and socioeconomics: Shaikha Al Maskari (member of the board of the Arab International Women's Forum-AIWF), Vera Baboun (Mayor of Bethlehem), Odile Decq (owner of the Odile Decq architecture firm), Yvonne Farrell (co-founder of Grafton Architects), Daniela Hamaui (journalist), Louisa Hutton (co-founder of the Sauerbruch Hutton architectural practice), Suhasini Mani Ratnam (an Indian actress, producer and writer), Samia Nkrumah (President of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Center), Benedetta Tagliabue (owner of the Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architectural firm), Martha Thorne (Director of the Pritzker Prize).
Now in its fourth year, arcVision Prize confirms its uniqueness in the global landscape. A major result for Italcementi, and showing in particular that this is a positive and sustainable project which reaffirms the core role of the person, the value of talent, the possibilities of innovation conceived as the balance between technological development and respect for the local context. Press release
Press Release The Jury Winner - J. Siegal Honorable Mentions - Pat Hanson Honorable Mentions - Elisa Valero Ramos Honorable Mentions - Cazú Zegers 20 Nominees arcVision Prize Italcementi and architecture
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