Book announcement - A step towards sustainable development New publication tells the story of how values of sustainability translated into reality at the Holcim Apasco cement plant project in Hermosillo, Mexico
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has published Producing cement in the desert – Holcim Apasco plant in Hermosillo, Mexico
. The book features a brief technical description of all production stages and an explanation of the green buildings, giving an inspiring view of the latest milestone on Holcim’s journey toward sustainable development. It is a valuable book for learning about and promoting sustainable construction and advocating sustainable cement production; it is a convincing proof of the technical competence and social and environmental responsibility of Holcim.Zurich / Switzerland – December 6, 2011read more
Innovative architecture focused on infrastructure for communitiesHolcim Awards Asia Pacific Winners announced in Singapore
The Holcim Awards Gold 2011 for Asia Pacific (USD 100,000) was awarded to a project that upgrades a traditional building method with effective low-tech measures through engineering and design. The Earthen School Tipu Sultan Merkez, in a small village near Lahore, Pakistan and designed by architect Eike Roswag of Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Germany, is constructed using a cob (clay, sand, water, and straw) lower-floor combined with an upper floor made of earth-filled bamboo walls. Intense research on cob construction resulted in a significant increase in strength and durability, and extended maintenance intervals compared to former approaches.Singapore – November 24, 2011read more
People-focused designs at the heart of sustainable construction
Holcim Awards winners for North America announced in Washington, DC
The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from North America have been announced. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten diverse and innovative projects from Canada and the USA at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning projects show how greater levels of sustainability can be reached in building and construction through people-focused designs that include simple adaptation, innovative materials, and clever architecture.
Washington, DC / USA – October 20, 2011
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Sustainable construction as a key to better urban life
Holcim Awards winners for Latin America announced in Buenos Aires
The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from across Latin America have been announced. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to eleven outstanding projects at a ceremony in Buenos Aires. The winning projects mainly address the challenges of intensified urbanization – and range in scale from innovative community buildings through to broad master plans and infrastructure projects.
Buenos Aires / Argentina – October 6, 2011
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Internationale Anerkennung für Schweizer ProjekteIm dritten internationalen Projektwettbewerb der Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction gingen aus rund 50 Preisen gleich drei an Schweizer Beiträge: In Europa wurde ein Team der Zürcher Architekten Gramazio & Kohler für eine bahnbrechende Technologie der Betonverschalung ausgezeichnet, in Afrika/Mittlerer Osten der Zürcher Architekt Bob Gysin für ein Gebäude mit holistisch nachhaltigem Baukonzept in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten sowie ein Team der Berner Fachhochschule Architektur, Holz und Bau für die Entwicklung erschwinglichen Baumaterials aus wiederverwerteten Reststoffen in Nigeria. Der Holcim Awards Wettbewerb wird alle drei Jahre durchgeführt und ist mit total USD 2 Millionen dotiert. Zürich / Schweiz – September 16, 2011lesen Sie mehr (Deutsch)
Sustainable place making and materials innovation
Holcim Awards winners for Europe announced in Milan
The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from across Europe have been announced at a ceremony in Milan. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten outstanding projects submitted by architects, planners, engineers and project owners. The winning projects show the wide range of approaches in the region to sustainable construction that respond both to intensified urbanization and innovation in building materials and construction techniques.
Milan / Italy – September 15, 2011
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Sustainable construction projects shaping better communities
Holcim Awards winners for Africa Middle East announced in Casablanca
The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from Africa Middle East have been announced at a ceremony in Casablanca. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten outstanding projects submitted by architects, planners, engineers and project owners. The winning projects illustrate the broad scope of applying sustainable approaches in construction including school infrastructure, community renewal, urban redevelopment, and energy-efficient design.
Casablanca / Morocco – September 8, 2011
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Book announcement - The sustainability of appropriated space
New publication shows how the Nantes School of Architecture contributes to sustainable construction
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has published University building in France – Nantes School of Architecture. The book details the holistic approach of Lacaton & Vassal Architects to the social, economic, and environmental performance of the Nantes School of Architecture, culminating in the production of extra space at no additional cost. The translation of a minimum budget into a maximum space constitutes a radical break that challenges the standards on which architecture and sustainability are founded.
Zurich, Switzerland – September 5, 2011
Juries nominate winning projects of the 3rd Holcim Awards competition
Independent juries comprised of professionals from 25 countries have now assessed all entries which were complete and formally correct in the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction. From more than 6,000 submissions received, 2,200 fulfilled the challenging requirements be presented to the juries.
Zurich, Switzerland – August 5, 2011
Holcim Awards jury discovers sustainability aspects at new
cement plant in Mexico
Following the meeting, five members of the jury travelled to
Hermosillo in north-eastern Mexico to visit Holcim Apasco’s new 1.6 million
tonne plant. Never before have the "target issues" for sustainable construction
been applied so thoroughly as at Hermosillo.
Zurich, Switzerland / Hermosillo,
Mexico – July 12, 2011
Award for the Holcim Awards advertising campaign
The Holcim Foundation won an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Architectural Record Excellence in Advertising Awards competition for its global advertising campaign calling for entries in the third cycle of the Holcim Awards competition.
New Orleans/USA and Zurich/Switzerland – May 25, 2011
6,000 projects showcase the relevance of sustainability in construction
The USD 2 million Holcim Awards competitions for sustainable construction projects and visions has attracted 6,065 submissions. The number of entries and countries participating has grown strongly since the previous competition and is further evidence that sustainability has become a firmly-entrenched core topic within building and construction.
Zurich/Switzerland – April 5, 2011
IIT Bombay joins hands with Holcim Foundation to promote sustainable construction in India
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) and the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction will together champion the use of sustainable construction practices in India. Under their cooperation agreement, IIT Bombay has become the Partner University of the Holcim Foundation for the Asia Pacific region.
Mumbai/India and Zurich/Switzerland – March 1, 2011
Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, Canada
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement North America 2008
Evergreen Brick Works was opened in September 2010 as Canada’s first community environmental center. The site is designed to become LEED-Platinum and is focused on promoting sustainable cities.
Last update: February 22, 2011
Library and Classroom Building, Langara College, Vancouver, Canada
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement North America 2005
Completed in July 2007, the LEED-Gold certified Library and Classroom Building at Langara College, Vancouver creates a sustainable campus that promotes environmental responsibility to the student body and wider community.
Last updated: February 16, 2011
Final call for sustainable construction projectsRegistrations in the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction will close on March 23, 2011 (14:00 GMT). The competition encourages building solutions and visions that go beyond convention to address the challenges of sustainability.
Zurich/Switzerland – February 2, 2011
Пошаговая инструкция оформления заявки для участников конкурса Holcim Awards теперь и на русском!
Пошаговая инструкция оформления заявки для участников конкурса Holcim Awards теперь доступна на русском языке: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/T1144/Step-by-stepguides.htm. Заявки принимаются в электронной форме по 23 марта 2011 года на сайте www.holcimawards.org только на английском языке.
Цюрих / Швейцария – 18 января 2011
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