Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena is a Chilean architect and a leading voice in socially responsible architecture. Born on June 22, 1967, Aravena is the executive director of the firm ELEMENTAL, known for its participatory design process and focus on building sustainable, affordable housing solutions. He gained international acclaim for projects like the “half a good house” concept, which allows residents to expand their homes according to their means and needs. Aravena’s commitment to addressing social inequality through innovative design earned him the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2016. His work is seen as a beacon for architects aiming to engage with the broader social, economic, and environmental challenges of our time.


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