Location: Mexico City
Team: Emelio Barjau, Hans Aldrete, Jorge Alcantar, Christian Morales, Marcell Ibarrola, Montserrat Escobar
Glassbox is the first Reality Show for Architecture in Mexico and the world. The concept was created by Gerardo Broissin and was held as a tournament of architecture in real time and live, in the Auditorium Roberto Cantoral of Mexico City in early 2013. It consisted of eight architectural firms competing with each other to pick a winner. Each office had six team members participating in the contest. The topic to
be developed was secret and revealed minutes before the start of the tournament. The theme that we had the four offices on the first day was a Citizen Service Module at a specific site.
In the first round we faced a scenario in four offices, each in a glass case, where there was no visibility between the boxes, they only had view to the public. All things said and did in the boxes projected on the screens in the auditorium so that the audience could follow
the development of projects. At the end of the day, after eight hours of development, teams had to deliver presentations to the event organizers for the next morning to present their projects to the public and a selected jury. Of the four teams, passed only two and so on until they had the winner.