The International Union of Architects (UIA) holds a World Congress every three years. The 27th edition will be held in Rio de Janeiro, July 19-23, 2020, organized by the Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB). Among its activities is the “International Ideas Competition” which offers students of Architecture and Urbanism courses from all over the world, duly enrolled in undergraduate education institutions, the opportunity to show their talent in the preparation of proposals and projects related to the congress theme “All the Worlds. Just One World. Architecture 21.”.
The object of the competiton is the proposition of ideas for the revitalization of an area in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The defined area comprises part of the Favela da Maré and a territory located between it and Avenida Brasil, which is one of the main roads connecting the city and with other cities in the Metropolitan Region and other states.
For many years this area has been occupied by social housing, commercial equipment, small industries and manufactures. In addition, old vacant industrial facilities and old abandoned warehouses are among the main typologies in the locality.
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