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25th edition



Dumping, scarcity, droughts, shortages, and the need to survive raised thousands of people against a government that, 

at the expense of taxes, intended to turn land into money. 

Favela ceased to be just a broad bean-shaped medicinal plant, which gave its name to the hill where it was born, to become what to this day still characterizes this life force that is conflicted daily between the desire to flee and to stay. 

In the favela, fear faces security and insecurity defies trust. 

A place where there are people, families and communities who carry their stories on their backs.



The origin of the term favela designates the set of houses of construction without planning, of improvised way, constructed of 

precarious form and without infrastructure. 

Popularly, in Brazil, favelas are synonymous with marginalization and social exclusion, being located in irregular areas and hills, which become a neighborhood, after the disorderly growth of housing. 

Favelas are usually built of wood or brick masonry, and unfortunately, favelas are a picture of difficult conditions, especially 

because of the lack of attention of the authorities and civil society. 

It is a reflection on the inefficacy and the lack of will of the public power. 

The largest Brazilian favela is located in Rio de Janeiro, this is popular for the large number of poor communities in numerous hills. There are 69,161 inhabitants.



Theme: strategic future vision

Objective:  Over the past several years there has been much debate about the problems of favelas and how this urban and social problem can be solved. 

In this challenge, we want you to develop a urbanistic proposal that solves in the medium and long term the urban problem that the favela represents. 

We are talking about security, health, education, communication routes, infrastructures, we are talking about the integration of the favela in the master plan of the city. 

It is possible? 

How can we do that? 

How long will it take? 

What is the best strategy? 

To these and other questions is what we want you to respond to in this challenge. At the end of the day we want to find a model of intervention that can be used as an example for other favelas scattered throughout Brazil and perhaps the World. 

Localization: Rocinha - Rio de Janeiro 

The panel must have a descriptive text of the proposal (English), concept, idea. Scale – Appropriate to the submitted elements.




1st Place

Team: Mateus Paulichen, Mateus Rocha, Thiago Keltke, Leonardo Carlin,  Leonardo Botene

City: Campinas, SP

Country: Brazil

2nd Place

Team: Sara Caon, Bárbara Azevedo, Karina Giehl, German Tamayo Osorio, Caroline Rigon Benedetti

City: Porto Alegre

Country: Brazil

3rd Place

Team: Claudino Almeida, Géssica Palloma, Letícia Santo

City: Carapicuíba

Country: Brazil

Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mentions

Team: Laura González Urueta, Andrés Felipe Guerra Riaño, María José Ballesteros

City: Bogotá

Country: Colombia


Team: Juliana de Oliveira, Amanda Amparo, Julia Barbatti 

City: São Paulo

Country: Brazil


Team: Emanuel Eder, Marten Wolbert

City: Münster

Country: Germany


Team: Rafaela Severiano, Ivo Freire, Larissa Evaristo, Juliana Queiroz

City: Fortaleza

Country: Brazil


Team: Ilaria Mollica, Orlando Naj Oleari

City: São Paulo

Country: Brazil


Team: Jéssica Dauer, Maria Eduarda Sessegolo, Lucas Veliovich, Jonathan Tallmann

City: Balneário Camboriú

Country: Brazil


Team: Anton Panchenko, Tatyana Il'ina

City: Krasnoyarsk

Country: Russian Federation



Competition Summary  - 24H 25th edition – favela

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