Carla Juaçaba

Carla Juacaba© W. Dechau, Stuttgart


Carla Juaçaba from Rio de Janeiro came to prominence with her temporary pavilion for the Rio+20 Earth Summit in 2012. The pavilion was a masterpiece of scaffolding with inserted volumes and ramps, 170 m long and 25 m high, recalling the visions of Yona Friedman. Her buildings are sensitive and harmonious, reflecting her caring approach to material and context.