In 2012, 1705 students from 193 universities in nine Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela) prepared projects based on the topic: ‘Education Unit for Community Use’
A prominent jury including architects Sebastián Colle (Argentina), Silvia Scalzo (Brazil), Álvaro Donoso (Chile), Hernando Vargas (Colombia), José Luis Cortés (Mexico), Frederick Cooper (Peru) and Álvaro Rodríguez (Venezuela), selected projects that stood out because of their use of steel, considering conceptual, architectural, technological and constructive aspects.
First prize was awarded to the Brazil team made up of students Moacir Zancopé Junior, Danilo Alberto Menon, Lucas Fuson Vitor Jun Takahashi of the Universidade Ferderal do Paraná, Brazil. The Students received a diploma and a cash award of $6000. Also, the Facultad of Architecture received a commemorative plaque and a cash award of $4000.
Second prize went to the team from Colombia from the Universidad del Valle. The students received a diploma and a cash award of $2000 and the University received $1000.
An honorable mention was awarded to Chile team of the Universidad San Sebastián, who received a commemorative diploma.