Vigliecca & Associados (V&A) is an architecture and urban planning firm with practices in four main areas: Studies for PPP (Public–Private Partnership) and Urban Concessions (Propostas de Manifestações de Interesse Privado-MIPs e Procedimentos de Manifestação de Interesse-PMIs); Urban Plans and Urban Projects; Sports and Institutional Buildings (multi-purpose arenas, sports complexes and cultural and educational equipment); and Housing (residential, social housing and slum redevelopment).
Among the prominent projects are MIP Salvador (2014), Masterplan for Itapagipe Peninsula, Old Town and Atlantic Margin in Salvador (BA); PMI Tiete Arc Masterplan (2013), conceptual and propositional studies of the area of 6.000ha in São Paulo (SP); OUC Mooca-Vila Carioca (Tamanduateí Neighborhoods), integrated studies in the area of 1.600 in São Paulo (SP); OUC Tietê II (2010), reurbanization and requalification of the central valley of Osasco (SP); Arena Castelão, one of the venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Deodoro Olympic Park, the largest Olympic area of the RIO2016; Advanced Materials and Energy Research Center from Universidade Federal de São Carlos-UFSCar (2015), educational building pioneer project; Parque Novo Santo Amaro V, social housing reference; Morro dos Macacos/Parque Vila Isabel (Morar Carioca) and Perímetro do Morro do S4 (Renova SP).
V&A was founded in 1996 and has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is formed by the founding partners Héctor Vigliecca and Luciene Quel and the associates Paulo Serra (Administrative Director), Ronald Werner (Head of Sports Projects and High Complex Buildings Projects), Neli Shimizu (Head of Social Housing Projects and Slum Rehabilitation) and Caroline Bertoldi (Head of Urban Plans and Urban Projects), in addition to a team of architects.
The company has heavily participated in national and international competitions receiving more than 50 awards as the 1º Prize unanimously in National Library Annex Competition, from National Library of Brasil, in Rio de Janeiro, the largest library in Latin America.
Internationally, it was a finalist in the Grand Egyptian Museum Competition (2003), in Cairo being awarded an “Honorable Mention”, and for the Mexican National Library Competition (2002), in Mexico City. It also was awarded an “Honorable Mention” for the competition Plan Nueva Alameda Providencia (2015) in Santiago Chile.
The V&A has been awarded numerous prizes. Héctor Vigliecca was nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe (1998) award, one of the most renowned awards for architecture worldwide, for the Sesc Nova Iguaçu (RJ) project. He is also one of the authors of the Bulevar Artigas Complex in Montevideo that took part in the exhibit “Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980” at the MoMA, NY in 2015 and today is part of the permanent collection. Vigliecca & Associados participated of the Brazil Pavilion in the 2014 Venice Biennale.
Besides of architectural and urban planning practices, Vigliecca & Associados has established as a hub of knowledge, meeting academic demands and producing books that portray their thoughts and experience on projects. It has three bilingual books published (Portuguese/English): “Hypotheses on Reality” (2012), “Arena Castelão – Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo” (2014) and “The Third Territory – Collective Housing and City” (2014). This book has been also launched in the United States, by the invitation of University of Florida and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). There are also the digital book “Projeto Urbano: Alameda Providencia, Chile” (2015).