Fifth Edition 2015-2016
Alexia León Angell was born in Lima, Perú, in 1970. She received her bachelor degree in 1994 and her professional degree in 2001 from the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the Ricardo Palma University in Lima. In 2006 she established her own studio; in 2011 she founded Leonmarcial Arquitectos with Lucho Marcial as a parallel practice. Her first work, Mori House in Playa Bonita (1996-1998; Cañete, Lima) was chosen as one of the six finalists in the II Mies van der Rohe Prize for Latin American Architecture (2000). The Vertical House (2000-2005; San Isidro, Lima) was nominated for Outstanding Project in the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) in 2014. That same year, she won an open competition for the National Museum of Archeology of Perú in Pachacamac in association with Lucho Marcial, Paulo Dam and José Canziani.
In 2007 Alexia León was invited to teach at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. The following year she participated in the Ordos 100 initiative. In 2009 she was nominated for the Marcus Prize for Architecture and received an UFI research grant from the MAK Center in Los Angeles. She was invited to participate in the exhibition Crossing: Dialogues for Emergency Architecture at NAMOC, Beijing. She has given lectures and conferences in several universities, both in Peru and abroad.
Her projects include single-family homes, collective dwellings, community centres, a desert community master plan and housing prototypes, office buildings and historic renovation projects.
Germany / Austria