Teopanzolco Cultural Center by Isaac Broid and PRODUCTORA wins 2018 Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture

PRODUCTORA, the Mexico City/Los Angeles-based architecture firm founded by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty member Wonne Ickx has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Oscar Niemeyer Award for their work on the Teopanzolco Cultural Center with Isaac Broid.

The Oscar Niemeyer Award is the most prestigious prize for Latin American architecture and is attributed every two years to a single work of architecture previously awarded with a Gold or Silver Medal in the Latin American Biennial. This year, the Teopanzolco Cultural Center, located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, was selected out of 104 entries.

The jury included Cesar Shundi Iwamizu (Brazil) representing the Niemeyer Foundation; Fabian Farfán Espinosa (Bolivia) representing FPAA; and the architects Carla Juacaba (Brazil), Carlos Jimenez (Costa Rica) and Jean Pierre Crousse (Peru) representing REDBAAL (Architecture Biennial Network of Latin America).

The award ceremony and exhibition of the 20 finalist projects took place at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Mexico City (CAM SAM) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

A huge congratulations to Wonne and his team for this achievement!