20 Dec Ricardo de Castro, a ‘virtuoso’ of design
Ricardo de Castro, a ‘virtuoso’ of design
The Colombian architect was awarded at the A’ Design Awards, the largest international design contest in the world.
Colombian architect Ricardo De Castro and his project “Marquise Deposit of Rain Water” have been awarded at the A’ Design Awards, the largest international design contest in the world.
The award-winning project consists of a 145 metres high large glass and steel monument, being the structure surrounded by a water mirror that hides two tanks that collect rainwater allowing the reuse of these waters for irrigation in surrounding areas: the award is a recognition of the use of technology and research to design solutions to the socio-environmental needs of our cities, leaving a great legacy for the new generations.
A design hero in his country and an innovator, the Colombian architect is notable for the unique ability to create spaces of great symbolism and high sensorial impact, with his passion for nature inspiring him to transform surfaces and materials into sustainable and enduring works of art, as it happened with the project El Marquise.