Alacero Announces Finalists of 6th Steel Design Contest for Students
These teams will travel to Lima on 10 November where — as part of Alacero-54 Congress — a jury of architects representing the participating countries will decide who deserves the final prize.
The 2013 version of the competition focuses on education and culture as core issues. Students presented a proposal for a Public Multimedia Library, as a space that allows the promotion of knowledge and culture among the community.
The contest was open to all countries members of Alacero. The first phase was carried out at a country level and developed by the local associations and companies. This year, nine countries participated (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela). A local jury selected the best project by country.
The competition, its 6th edition, gathered students coming from seven Argentine universities, 41 Brazilian, 23 Chilean, 7 universities from Colombia, 4 Ecuadorian, 39 Mexican, 33 Peruvian, 4 from the Dominican Republic and 4 Venezuelan universities.
This contest is an initiative of Alacero aimed at promoting the relationship with steel as constructive material among future architecture professionals and at guiding them on the most efficient uses of the material according to its attributes. The first prize is US$ 10,000 (US$ 6,000 for the students and US$ 4,000 for the university). The second prize is US$ 3,000 (US$ 2,000 for the students and US$ 1,000 for the university).
Finalists by Country
Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Students: Antonella Giovannini, Soraya Jalile, Agustín Ponso, Esteban Ponso
Mentors: Prof. María del Carmen Fernández Saiz • Prof. Fernando Díaz
Brazil: Universidade de São Paulo
Students: Ana Carolina Ferrigatti Mamede, Kim de Paula, Lucas Lima Vieira, Rafael Elias Abifadel Monteiro
Mentors: Prof. Helena Aparecida Ayoub Silva
Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Students: Clarita Reutter Susaeta, Miguel Ángel Reyes Benz, Alberto Contreras González, Claudio Torres Salazar
Mentors: Prof. Alberto Moletto Rodriguez • Prof. Paula Velasco Ureta
Colombia: Universidad del Valle
Students: Manuel Alejandro Angulo Osorio, Ana María Ortiz Herrera
Mentors: Prof. Francisco León Ramírez Potes
Dominican Republic: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña
Students: Luis Ramón Zorilla, Amelia Cristina Adames
Mentors: Prof. José Antonio Constanzo
Ecuador: Universidad Central del Ecuador
Students: David Gabriel Altamirano Racines, Andrés Arturo Ganchala Chiriboga
Mentors: Prof. Juan Carlos Sandoval Vasquez
Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Students: Aldo Díaz Rosas, Antonio Mendoza Vázquez
Mentors: Prof. Ramón Abúd Ramírez • Alejandro Rivadeneyra
Peru: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Students: Mauro Javier Jurado Salcedo, Flor Mariana Najar Ramal, Jorge Martin Zúñiga Arbildo
Mentors: Prof. Sebastián Cilloniz Isola
Venezuela: Universidad Central de Venezuela
Students: Laura María Guarisco Cervantes, Andrés Eduardo Carrillo Vílchez, Germán Ernesto Siegert Sarabia
Mentors: Prof. Edwing Otero
Alacero — the Latin American Steel Association — is the organization that brings together the steel value chain of Latin America to promote the values of regional integration, technological innovation, corporate responsibility and social and environmental sustainability. Founded in 1959, Alacero is formed by 47 companies of 25 countries, whose production — of about 70 million annual tons — represents 95% of the steel manufactured in Latin America. Alacero is a special consulting organization to the United Nations and is recognized as international non-government organization by the Republic of Chile, host country of Alacero’s headquarters.