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.
For a suburban townhouse complex near the port of Veracruz, we designed a sports court that houses an entire community center.
The portico is more than a roof: it uses the inter-column capacity of the construction to generate a varied activity program (multifunctional rooms, balconies, audience steps, kids recreational areas, hammock area, adult fitness, activity rooms, library, bathrooms.
In the agora, designed to complement the portico, we introduced local trees and vegetation to shade and cool the area (comprised by forum and picnic area). The new habitat has become a hub for ecological awareness and biodiversity preservation.