Following a worldwide search for the most outstanding young talents in architecture, Rolex has announced the finalists for a year-long mentorship with renowned Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima. — rolexmentorprotege.com
The finalists are:
2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROTÉGÉE FINALIST FRIDA ESCOBEDO
Frida Escobedo, 32, is the acting director of a small architecture firm, Frida Escobedo Studio, in Mexico City, where she is currently working on multiple projects for the National Council of Arts (CONACULTA). She is also a member of the Domus Mexico Editiorial Board and teaches at the Universidad Anahuac.
2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROTÉGÉ FINALIST CAMILO RESTREPO
Camilo Restrepo Ochoa, is a 38 year-old Colombian architect. His projects involve curating, public competitions, private commissions and research in territorial and urban issues. He has a Master in Urbanism, architecture and urban culture from the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona CCCB, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya UPC, in Barcelona, Spain.
2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROTÉGÉ FINALIST YANG ZHAO
Yang Zhao, 32, started an architectural practice, Zhaoyang Studio, in 2007. His current projects include working on two buildings in the rural area of Yunnan Province, China. He has a master in Architecture with distinction from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.