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We proudly announce a sweeping success of the work of one of our former Planning Complex Cities graduation students, Raul Martinez. His graduation project, titled Asymmetries of Power and completed in 2020, won the first price and silver medal (the highest honour for the category ‘graduation project’ given) at XVI Bienal de Arquitectura Mexicana in Mexico. The project is published on this website; the full project report can be found by following this link to the TU Delft repository. The festive official announcement of the price can be watched here, at minute 1:33:54. We are delighted about the success that demonstrates not only the very high quality of the work but also the societal relevance for its respective context. We congratulate Raul and also his mentors, Diego Sepulveda Carmona and Birgit Hausleitner.

Besides winning a price for his graduation project Raul has also won a series of other prices (see list below) for his professional work – partially conducted in partnership with Liao Yi Chieh, alumni student of the Urban Fabrics graduation studio, Department of Urbanism, TU Delft – and gained the research grant FONCA-PECDA 2021. The latter grant was given for his research by design proposal ‘Aguascalientes without borders: reducing fragmentation by means of strategic urban design interventions in vulnerable communities’. We congratulate Raul and Liao Yi for these achievement and wish Raul success for his upcoming research.

Prices won:

  • Redemption price at INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CONCEPTUAL URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF INDEPENDENCE SQUARE IN PODGORICA, Montenegro, for more information on the project see here
  • First price Urban design competition: Calle Nieto & CAEA in Aguascalientes, Mexico, for more information on the project see here.
Poster by Raul Martinez

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