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Brazilian school chosen for prestigious architecture prize

School in Tocantins chosen for prestigious architecture prize

The northern state of Tocantins is one of Brazil’s most overlooked. Completely landlocked, it is one of the least densely populated states of the country and is best known for the Jalapão state park, the gorgeous, isolated micro-region of sand dunes, plateaus and tropical savannah. What it’s not traditionally known for, however, is its architecture.

Brazilians would be shocked to know that the current winner of the prestigious Royal Institutes of British Architects (RIBA) Prize is, in fact, located in Tocantins. The Children Village, a boarding school close to the Ilha do Bananal river island,...

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