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Jorge Rigamonti (Milan, Italy 1940 - Caracas, Venezuela 2008) was a distinguished Venezuelan architect who produced a number of national and international award-winning designs, an active architecture professor for over 30 years, a speaker and jury member at numerous international seminars and competitions, an… Read More
Jorge Rigamonti (Milan, Italy 1940 - Caracas, Venezuela 2008) was a distinguished Venezuelan architect who produced a number of national and international award-winning designs, an active architecture professor for over 30 years, a speaker and jury member at numerous international seminars and competitions, and a committed contributor to the dissemination of architecture, in particular as co-founding director of Venezuela’s “Architecture Museum Foundation”. His office was notable for achieving functional and cost-effective solutions, while pursuing a social aim and environmental harmony. Many of his designs showcased innovative lightweight metallic structures that created exteriors permeable to sunlight and wind, along with vertical gardens, designed to generate a pleasant microclimate in the tropics. Among the awards he received is the International Grand Prize at the IX Panamerican Biennial of Architecture of Quito, Ecuador of 1994, for Cayo Crasquí’s Ecological Tourism Camp. In 2006, he received the National Architectural Award, the highest recognition given to honor the career of architects in Venezuela. His works have been published in Lotus and 2G magazines, among others. His wife, Helena Correa de Rigamonti, collaborated with his office through most of his career, and is mother to his daughter Arabella and son Ray. The content of these pages is edited by them.

Jorge Rigamonti (Milán, Italia 1940 - Caracas, Venezuela 2008) fue un reconocido arquitecto venezolano que diseñó múltiples edificaciones premiadas nacional e internacionalmente, profesor de arquitectura durante más de 30 años, orador y miembro de jurado en numerosos seminarios y concursos internacionales, y dedicado colaborador para la difusión de la arquitectura, en particular como director co-fundador de la “Fundación Museo Arquitectura” de Venezuela. Su carrera se destacó por ofrecer soluciones funcionales y de bajo costo al tiempo que buscaba un fin social y la harmonía con el ambiente. Gran parte de sus diseños incluían innovadoras y livianas estructuras metálicas que creaban exteriores permeables a la luz y al viento, junto con jardines verticales, destinados a generar un agradable microclima natural en el trópico. Entre sus principales proyectos galardonados se encuentra el Campamento Turístico y Ecológico Cayo Crasquí, que recibió el Gran Premio Internacional de la IX Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito, Ecuador, en 1994. En el 2006, recibió el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura, que representa la mayor distinción dada en Venezuela por la trayectoria profesional de un arquitecto. Sus proyectos han sido publicados en las revistas Lotus y 2G entre otras. Su esposa, Helena Correa de Rigamonti, colaboró con su ejercicio profesional a lo largo de su carrera, y es madre de sus dos hijos, Arabella y Ray. Estas páginas son editadas por ellos tres. Read Less
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