UMWELT is an office for research and practice in architecture and territorial design, founded in Santiago de Chile in early 2011 by Ignacio García Partarrieu and Arturo Scheidegger, both architects and Masters in Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where they are currently teachers of the Energy and Territory Studio. Their projects have been exhibited, among others, at the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Biennials, Venice, Santiago, the Storefront for Art and Architecture gallery in New York, at LIGA, Espacio para la Arquitectura in Mexico City and currently together with other 10 young offices at The Fabricated Landscape exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of art in Pittsburgh, United States. They have given conferences in Santiago, Montreal, Zürich, Weimar, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Lisbon, Berlin, and Buenos Aires. They have been awarded in a variety of competitions, including first place in the PP29 Memorial and YAP CONSTRUCTO 2014 competition as well as being nominated for the 2015 Iakov Chernikhov Prize and the 2016 MCHAP Emerging Award and having won the Debut Prize of the Lisbon Triennial 2016 over 140 candidates from around the world. In 2018, they published the book Schapira & Eskenazi, Obra Cincuentenaria, awarded at the 2019 Architecture Biennial of Chile.