PrizeWinner in Landscape Architecture / Installations & structures
Firm LocationSão Paulo , Brazil
CompanyEstudio Guto Requena
Lead ArchitectGuto Requena
Design TeamBruno Baietto, Felipe Merker Castellani, Júlia Teles, Nikolas Gomes, Caio Kenjil

Estudio Guto Requena’s most recent project ‘My heart beats like yours’, taps into the power of empathy and design-as-activism to create a tribute to the LGBT+ community in Brazil. The large-scale interactive piece is a hybrid between public urban furniture and sculpture, set in São Paulo’s iconic Praça da República, where the first meeting of the LGBT+ activist community took place (1978) and where the diversity and inequalities of Brazilian society is visible every day, in the stream of passersby and the numerous homeless that gather in the area.