Rozana Montiel Saucedo
- Site : rozanamontiel.com
- Adresse : medellin 81, colonia roma norte, delegación Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City 06700 Mexico City
ROZANA MONTIEL is founder and director of the Mexico-based architectural firm ROZANA MONTIEL | ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA specialized on architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and the public domain. The studio works on a wide variety of projects in different scales and layers that range from the city to the book, the artefact and other objects.
For our studio, research and experimentation are fundamental in every project. She has done research on public space issues, attempting to recover social construction in city making.
Montiel holds an MA in Architectural Theory and Criticism from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC (Spain, 2000), and a BA in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico, 1998).
She recently won The Sustainable Global Award for Architecture 2019 granted by Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, France. In 2018 she published her book HU:Common Spaces in Housing Units, and won the MCHAP Emerging Architecture Prize.
In 2017 she won for her professional trajectory the Moira Gemmill Award given by The Architectural Review in London. In 2016, she was nominated for the Schelling Architecture Foundation Award in Karlsruhe, Germany; and was winner of the Emerging Voices Award granted by The Architectural League of New York.
Her interdisciplinary work has been presented in the Venice, Sao Paulo, Rotterdam Chile, and Lima Biennials. Last year she presented her ‘Stand Ground’ installation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale Freespace.
The project was part of a collaboration to adapt the Ruta del Peregrino in Jalisco. Void Temple is one of the 8 landmarks built for the pilgrims. The circle was used to represent the space as a temple or a haven containing the macro-cosmos within the micro-cosmos. The white concrete wall, a 40 meter diameter circle, is a piece placed amidst pine tree woods that blends in with the particular topography of the site, suspended three meters high, it follows the terrain’s slopes and elevations and it is buried at different points to respect horizontality. A narrow fissure frames the access and forces visitors to enter individually. As a temple, the white wall delimitates a space for contemplation: it contains the visitor intimately relating with nature.
Project: Rozana Montiel | Dellekamp Arquitectos