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Cazú’s firm demonstrates a different take on Chilean architecture – in the search for an expressive architecture, closely related to Chile, its territory, landscape and vernacular building traditions. The firm has a unique way of undertaking the design process, starting from the relationship between poetry and architecture – based on “light and precarious inhabitance” – understanding that the greatest asset of Chile is its territory. The project Tierra Patagonia Hotel is the most renowned example of this. A contemporary language based on the relationship between poetry and architecture, the project has been granted many awards, including the Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Design Hotel and Best Resort.

Among many other awards and recognitions, Cazú has won a Great Latin American Architecture Prize and received an honourable mention at the ArcVision Prize in Milan. She has given lectures all around the world, including the MAXXI museum of contemporary art and architecture in Italy, Mundaneum in Colombia and Nicaragua, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in Boston and the Millennium at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

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