Barclay & Crousse co-founder Sandra Barclay has become the seventh recipient of the Woman Architect of the Year prize, while Gabinete de Arquitectura partner Gloria Cabral has been named emerging female architect.
The two architects were recognised during this year's Women in Architecture Awards, which are organised by annually by the Architects' Journal (AJ) and The Architectural Review.
Peruvian architect Sandra Barclay was given the top prize, Woman Architect of the Year, which recognises architects for a recently completed project.
Barclay, who leads Lima studio Barclay & Crousse with Jean Pierre Crousse, was chosen for her work on the Museo de Sitio de Paracas, a red-pigmented archaeological museum designed to replace another almost completely destroyed by earthquake.
She was selected ahead of three other finalists: BIba Dow of London-based Dow Jones Architects, for the renovation of the Garden Museum in London; Ángela García de Paredes of Madrid practice Paredes Pedrosa Architects, for Twin Houses in Oropesa; and Stephanie Macdonald of 6a Architects, for Cowan Court in Cambridge.
"The Museo de Sitio de Paracas is a bold, ambitious project with an admirable clarity of purpose that encapsulates the determination and focus of this exceptional architect," said AJ editor and juror Emily Booth.
"The architects responded to the lack of context with a design that was both robust and simple, yet powerful [with] even its man-made imperfection adding value to the building," added the jury.
Gloria Cabral, a partner at Paraguayan practice Gabinete de Arquitectura, picked up the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. The prize is awarded for excellence in design to a woman under the age of 45.
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