Gloria Cabral

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Gloria Cabral
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Born1982 (age 36–37)
São Paulo, Brazil
Alma materUniversidad Nacional de Asunción
EmployerGabinete Arquitectura
Partner(s)Solano Benítez
AwardsMoira Gemmill Prize [es] (2018) Edit this at Wikidata

Gloria Cabral (born 1982) is a Brazilian-Paraguayan architect, a titular partner of the firm Gabinete Arquitectura.

Early years[edit]

Gloria Cabral was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1982. At age six she moved with her family to Asuncion, Paraguay. She studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción. Before finishing university, in 2003, she joined Gabinete de Arquitectura. At that time, one of the partners retired and Cabral, along with other interns, formed a group that became a partner of the studio. Cabral and founding member Solano Benítez also became romantic partners.[1]


Gloria Cabral has been a member of Gabinde de Arquitectura since 2004. She currently directs it, along with Solano Benitez and his son, Solanito.[2]

In 2014, Cabral was chosen by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor as his disciple as part of the 2014-2015 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her selection arose through a search made by the Swiss firm among young talents around the world. She was one of four finalists in the architecture category, and the only woman selected. That year, she traveled to Switzerland several times and worked with Zumthor on designing a tea house in South Korea.[3]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

She was responsible for the Teletón [es] Children's Rehabilitation Center project that in 2010 won the first prize of the {{ill|Pan American Architecture Biennale of Quito|es|Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito|lt=Pan American Biennial in the Rehabilitation and Recycling category.[1]

In 2016, together with her partners, she won the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, for Best Participation in the International Exhibition.[2]

In 2018, she received the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, one of the Women in Architecture Awards [es] granted by the Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mercé, Cayetana (4 March 2016). "Gloria Cabral 1982". Un día una arquitecta (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Gabinete de Arquitectura's 'Breaking the Siege' – Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Biennale". ArchDaily. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  3. ^ Clemence, Paul (6 December 2015). "Peter Zumthor y Gloria Cabral: una conexión más allá del lenguaje" [Peter Zumthor and Gloria Cabral: A Connection Beyond Language]. ArchDaily (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral announced the winners of the Women in Architecture awards 2018". Architectural Review. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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