Congratulations to lecturer Wonne Ickx of PRODUCTORA for being selected as one of six finalists for the 2018 Mies Crown Hall America Prize (MCHAP)! His project, the Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico, has been hailed as the ‘best building built in the Americas in the last two years’. 

Productora’s project was selected from a list of 31 projects announced earlier this summer. The MCHAP winner will be announced in October.

MCHAP Jury - Ricky Burdett:  

"We were interested in buildings that work—for the city, for the institution, for the neighborhood, community, and the individual occupants. Buildings that have meaning and complexity, and enrich the lives of the people who use and inhabit them. We looked carefully at how projects related to their natural and man-made environments, their social and ecological landscapes. We were keen to understand how architects used local materials and skills, making the most of available resources. We were mindful of how buildings would adapt over time, how they would age and respond to changes in everyday practices and lifestyles. We were looking for projects that— regardless of scale or budget—might set new typologies for universities, museums, public institutions, galleries, and housing as we move forward in the twenty-first century.”  (July 29, 2018)