11th Alacero Steel Design Contest for Architecture Students 2018
Alacero, among its activities of promotion of steel use, holds annually a contest addressed to future Latin American architects. In its 11th edition, this year, the participants should develop a preliminary project of a "Greenhouse Pavilion for a Botanical Park".
The theme -inspired in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations-, aims to protect forests, combat desertification, stop land degradation and reverse the loss of biodiversity. To this end, students must design a building that allows the exhibition of these diverse biomes and the conservation of species, scientific research, recreation, teaching and dissemination, promoting awareness about the need for sustainable development for the humankind.
Each participating country -Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico- will developed the topic and choose the best project at the national level. The winning team from each country will travel to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to participate in the final stage that will be held during the Latin American Steel Conference, Alacero-59, in November 2018.
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).
This Contest is organized by the Latin American Steel Association - Alacero -, jointly with the entities that develop this event locally: Argentinean Steel Chamber (Argentina), Brazilian Center of Steel Construction - CBCA (Brazil), CAP Acero (Chile), FEDEMETAL - Andi (Colombia), FEDIMETAL (Ecuador), Canacero (Mexico) and Adoacero (Dominican Republic).
Since its beginning this competition, has brought together more than 8,000 students in the region and aims is to encourage future professionals to connect with steel, as a constructive material creating using its attributes.