Global Finalist 2009: Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Global Finalist 2009: Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil
Global Finalist 2009: Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, Canada
Global Finalist 2009: Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China
Global Finalist 2009: Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Global Finalist 2009: Contextual government quarter development, Budapest, Hungary
Global Finalist 2009: Energy-efficient office complex, Hyderabad, India
Global Finalist 2009: River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Global Finalist 2009: Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia
Global Finalist 2009: Autonomous alpine shelter, Monte Rosa hut, Zermatt, Switzerland
Global Finalist 2009: Low-cost school and home for HIV orphans, Rakai, Uganda
Global Finalist 2009: Lighthouse tower with low-carbon footprint, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Global Finalist 2009: Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Education Center, New York, USA
Global Finalist 2009: Self-contained day labor station, San Francisco, USA
Global Finalist 2009: Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Almost 5,000 projects from authors in 90 countries were submitted in the competition which aims to promote sustainable responses from the building and construction industry to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues.
The 15 winners of the gold, silver and bronze prize in each of the five regions automatically qualified for the global phase of the competition where a total of USD 650,000 in additional prize money was on offer.
The global Holcim Awards finalists included projects from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Hungary, India, Morocco, Slovenia, Switzerland, UAE, Uganda, USA, and Vietnam, and involved additional project teams from Japan and Spain.
Global Holcim Awards 2009
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