Loreta Castro Reguera

La Quebradora

Born in Mexico City in 1979, Loreta Castro Reguera MAUD ’10 studied Architecture at the School of Architecture of UNAM, has a Master in Architecture form Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, and a Master in Urban Design with Distinction from the Harvard GSD. She has been awarded with several scholarships and prizes for both her trayectory and her independent work such as the FONCA Young Creators Program in Mexico, a Fulbright scholarship, and the CEMEX Marcelo Zambrano scholarship. As a result of focusing her research on water and design, she received the 2010 Druker Traveling Fellowship Award, and later the Global Gold Prize and Latinamerica Gold Prize of the 5th emission of the Lafarge Holcim Awards for La Quebradora, where she was design director and general coordinator. In 2010 she founded Taller Capital with José Pablo Ambrosi. Their work focuses on designing the city through densification and infrastructural public spaces, understanding different strategies for managing water. They have received several national recognitions and prizes such as the installation of the 2015 Eco Pavillion and a silver medal at the 2017 Bienialle. Loreta teaches a thesis design seminar at UNAM. She has been invited as guest professor and speaker to several institutions in America and Europe and has written essays and articles for several magazines and books. Since 2018 she is part of the National Creators System of Mexico.

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