Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Illustrating the positioning of the Mediatheque on the PUC-Rio campus.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Components of the tower.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, Canada": Lake shore view: an iconic building and model for sustainable living on the shore of the city’s drinking water reservoir.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Field survey and database build.
Urban approach: physical and social transformation in action.
Project entry 2008 Europe - "Contextual government quarter development, Budapest, Hungary": General view of the government quarter with the related urban elements.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Energy-efficient office complex, Hyderabad, India": Hill County SEZ office complex: view looking from north-east.
Global Holcim Awards Gold prize 2009 - "River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco": A comprehensive approach for the river Fez to run free and clean again.
Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Night view of the new urban extension in a former landfill.
Project entry 2008 Europe - "Autonomous alpine shelter, Monte Rosa hut, Zermatt, Switzerland": The new Monte Rosa hut at an altitude of 2,883m with views of the Gorner Glacier and the Matterhorn.
Project entry 2008 Africe Middle East - "Low-cost school and home for HIV orphans, Rakai Uganda": Center courtyard of the Mukwano Home: basic huts gather and become the home with connecting canopies.
Project entry 2008 Africe Middle East - "Lighthouse tower with low-carbon footprint, Dubai, United Arab Emirates": Built form.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": 85kWh photovoltaic integrated roof.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": The day labor station provides a specific place for day labor gatherings and facilitates the employment process.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Slipping into the natural site.
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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