Competition: five Torre David books
to be won


Competition: five Torre David books to be won

Competition: we're giving readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book about the Golden Lion-winning Torre David project presented at last year's Venice Architecture Biennale.

Congratulations to the winners! Gregor Gaspersic from Slovenia, Julien Benayoun from France, Julieta Vasileva Zambarova from Bulgaria, Silene Rivera from Mexico and Nassos Mantas from Greece all won a copy of Torre David.

Competition: five Torre David books to be won

Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities contains photographs by Iwan Baan that document life in an unfinished 45-storey skyscraper in Caracas, home to more than 750 families. Pictures show how the residents have created a community  for themselves, introducing a gym, a hair salon, shops and other amenities.

Competition: five Torre David books to be won

The images were displayed in an exhibition and restaurant by Urban-Think Tank of Venezuela and architecture critic Justin McGuirk at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, which received an award for best project at the event.

Competition: five Torre David books to be won

For more information about the project read our story about it here, or watch the movies we filmed with Justin McGuirk and Iwan Baan at the biennale.

Competition: five Torre David books to be won

Edited by Urban-Think Tank and published by Lars Müller, the book also contains plans and diagrams of the structure, plus information about life in the vertical slum.

Competition: five Torre David books to be won

This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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  • Yuppz

    You liberals love seeing people living in slums. Incredible that we as architects praise people living in such conditions basically because they have to. Thanks to the glorious Hugo Chavez. Sad and dumb all at the same time.

    • Juan Galicia

      I don´t see how they are praising the fact that people are living in those conditions. It’s a research on how people settle in certain situations, just as interesting as when people start taking over a dangerous site on a mountain or near a river and just start building. It’s not a good thing but it’s an interesting subject.

      This one is, of course, quite unusual and I don’t see the problem with doing some research into how the community functions. One could at least start to find ways to help them grow out of poverty.