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November 13, 2014 | Winners for Asia Pacific announced | Jakarta, Indonesia

Top sustainable construction projects focus on local context and enhancing communities
Top sustainable construction projects focus on local context and enhancing communities

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific show how building with sustainable construction in mind can enhance the region’s human, natural and economic performance. A bird sanctuary in Thailand, a locally-adapted orphanage in Nepal, and a community library in Sri Lanka received the top prizes.

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October 28, 2014 | Project update & video | London, United Kingdom

Further recognition for innovation in urban developments
Further recognition for innovation in urban developments

The Holcim Awards Silver prize-winner 2011 “Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan” for Constitución in Chile has received further recognition in the Zumtobel Group Award category for Urban Developments and Initiatives. The project led by architect Alejandro Aravena of Elemental came up with a master plan for the reconstruction of the city that would also provide protection against future natural disasters – not only tsunamis but also seasonal flooding – and in only 100 days.

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“Sustainability? Pushing people to use mass transport” – Santi Sombatwichatorn
“Sustainability? Pushing people to use mass transport” – Santi Sombatwichatorn

Santi Sombatwichatorn of DI Designs views the strength of his project is to encourage inhabitants of Bangkok to use a wider range of transport options. “Resurrected Canals: Urban water transport system” in Bangkok, Thailand revives ancient canals of the city to create a modern network of waterways to supplement existing Metropolitan Rapid Transit.

“Sustainability? Going for eternity and continuity” – Tomohiko Amemiya
“Sustainability? Going for eternity and continuity” – Tomohiko Amemiya

Blending “eternity” (unchanging) and “continuity” (changing) elements provide this Acknowledgement project with its main strength in terms of sustainable construction, according to Tomohiko Amemiya of UNITYDESIGN in Tokyo. “Megacity Skeleton: Stakeholder participation for urban up-grading” in Jakarta, Indonesia is a 2-step micro intervention upgrade of informal settlements in megacities that avoids slum-clearance by authorities.

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Celebrating the Holcim Awards main prize winners (l-r): Ganga Ratnayake and Milinda Pathiraja, …
Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia

Celebrating the Holcim Awards main prize winners (l-r): Ganga Ratnayake and Milinda Pathiraja, Robust Architecture Workshop; Chak Cherdsatirkul, Kaomai Lanna Resort; Singh Intrachooto, Kasetsart University; Christopher Gish, Seeds of …