We are pleased to inform you our collaboration with node to produce the 7th Annual Progressive Architecture Symposium in Mexico City. The event will be held on April 25-26, 2013 with the participation of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Goulthorpe (dECOI), Paul Lewis (LTL), Ashley Schafer (Praxis), Tod Williams + Billie Tsien (TWTA), Javier Sanchez (JSa), and Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid + Patrik Schumacher Architects).
Since 2006 the Progressive Architecture Symposium is one of the most important architecture events in Latin America with the sole objective of celebrating and sharing the most innovative architecture and design thinkers around the world.
Furthermore, node, in collaboration with the architecture academia in Mexico award the Kalmanani Prize (master builder in Nahuatl – Aztecs language) to a living architect whose body of work transcends the test of time and improves the way in which we live. In 2010 Toyo Ito received the first Kalmanani while Shigeru Ban followed in 2012. The winner of the 2013 Award will be announced soon and the ceremony will be held in Mexico city. Sebastian, the most celebrated contemporary sculptor in Mexico, has designed the Kalmanani Award.
NODE is an architecture office and event curator and producer founded in 2004 in New York City with offices in Mexico City and Belgium. Its founder, M.Arch, Jose Luis Alvarez Tinajero is considered one of the most important architecture curators in Latin America.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.