Luis Callejas / Paisajes Emergentes

February 29, 2012 - 5:30pm

Luis Callejas is co-director of Paisajes Emergentes (Emerging Landscapes), a young, cross-disciplinary landscape and architecture studio based in Medellin, Colombia.  The firm was co-founded in 2008 by Callejas and partners Edgar Mazo and Sebastián Mejia. Paisajes Emergentes establishes a constant and reciprocal dialogue between landscape, architecture and infrastructure through environmental operations. Since the firm’s inception, it has won two of the most important Latin American competitions that focus on public infrastructure: The Aquatic Centre for the 2010 South American Games, and the complete renovation of the Nemesio Camacho Stadium in Bogota, Colombia. In December, 2010 Paisajes Emergentes was selected as one of the world’s best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in Moscow, after the evaluation of 133 nominees from 25 countries.

Callejas received his architecture degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2008.  Recently, he has had visiting instructor appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Arkitektur og designhøgskolen in Oslo.