No. 61 Highschool released national design street furniture

On Thursday April 16 the opening of the first urban space with furniture Mento was performed. The space is located within the premises of No. 61 Highschool from Cerro (Montevideo). It is 5 benches designed by Sofia Orellano, winner of the 2014 edition of the Competitive Fund for Culture of the Ministry of Education and…

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Author’s design for park benches

Users of the old Plaza Sainz, west of the city of Durazno, highlighted the features of “comfort and safety” offered by the new street furniture placed this week in place. This is reinforced concrete benches, transport and installation easy, accessible to people with mobility and low environmental impact difficulties. They are part of Mento project,…

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Ideas for improving life in cities

On 29 September in Washington DC Devising the third edition of Solutions: Ideas to improve lives in cities, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California. The event devise solutions to connect to some of the most creative, entrepreneurial and innovative minds from…

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Economy and business ventures

Mento venture, from Sofia Orellano, points to the use of a traditional material such as concrete, with a modern and lasting aesthetics, allowing to save money by not demanding maintenance. How do lasting profitable product without generating revenue from maintenance services? It was the first question he had to answer Sofia Orellano (30) to an…

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IDB : The 15 Latin American startups that are improving life in cities

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the 15 startups in Latin America and the Caribbean elected to devise solutions. The Inter-American Development Bank announced the 15 startups in Latin America and the Caribbean elected to devise solutions, the initiative that unites entrepreneurs, investors and institutions with an eye to identify and promote innovative solutions to improve…

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