The XXIV CEMEX Building Award judges have revealed their favored architectural projects of the year, and Yucatán is at the top of the list of nominees.

Architect Henry Ponce‘s B + H 45, on Calle 45 in Santa Ana, Mérida, was nominated in the single-family category. The house emerged on a narrow lot on an unassuming street. Its modern, clean facade hints at the airy, contemporary interior that makes inventive use of living space.

Henry Ponce
Henry Ponce

An education building for the Biotechnology Institute, and a park space in Polygon 108 — both futuristic in theme — were also nominated in their respective categories.

Nominees stand out for their constructive, conceptual, technical and aesthetic designs, according to CEMEX. The list is dominated by progressive and modern designs. “Through this event, CEMEX promotes a culture of continuous innovation in construction and recognizes the most talented people in this industry,” the organization proclaims. “CEMEX fosters a culture of continuous innovation in construction and encourages best practices in building generating better spaces for social interaction.”

Here are the finalists; winners will be announced in September:

Single Family

B + H 45 | Mérida, Yucatán

Casa BC  | Huixquilucan, State of Mexico

Casa Roel | Mexico, Federal District

Casa Vargas  | Queretaro, Queretaro

Affordable Housing 

Alika Residential | Veracruz, Veracruz

Aquiles 975 | Mexico City

Espacio Vainilla | Mexico City

Housing Complex 

Bartolache 1944 | Mexico City

Edificio Amsterdam | Mexico City

T.164 | Mexico City

Educational and Cultural Buildings

La Cueva  | Ocampo, Coahuila

Poliforum Panamericano | Zapopan, Jalisco

Tecnia Instituto de Biotecnologica | Merida, Yucatan

Services and Public Assistance

Biomedica de Referencia | Mexico City

Macrocentro Community Cultural and Sports San Bernabe | Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Commercial and Mixed Use

Continental Guadalajara Santa Anita  | Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco

Torre Cosmopolitan | Tijuana, Baja California

Torre San Pedro | San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon

Urbanism

Forests Vallarta Residential | Zapopan, Jalisco

Boardwalk Cuexcomatitlán  | Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco

Urban Regeneration Interceptor Canal Section 2 | Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

Construction Fracc. Tierraverde | Jesus Maria, Aguascalientes

Special Social Impact

Eco Pétreo | Espita, Yucatán

Boardwalk Cuexcomatitlán  | Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco

Treatment plant AR | Hermosillo, Sonora

Polígono 108 | Mérida, Yucatán

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