The construction phase for the Holcim Awards Silver 2014 winner for Asia Pacific, the Lali Gurans orphanage and library is continuing, with more material on site for further work on the building frame. The design by US-based MOS Architects invests in local artisanship by following vernacular building techniques, and also uses locally-sourced building materials to minimize embodied energy and maximize lifespan.Read more »
62 projects from more than 6,000 submissions received prizes in the regional phase of the 4th International Holcim Awards competition. The project submissions showcasing the state-of-the-art in sustainable construction will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition on Saturday, March 7, at the “Alte Sihlpapierfabrik” in Zurich (near Saalsporthalle) from 09:00 to 15:00hrs.Read more »
The Holcim Awards Silver 2014 winning project for North America addresses the vulnerability of New York City to coastal flooding and proposes a protective ribbon around lower Manhattan. Designed by a consortium led Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a project film to document the vision co-developed with the people of New York City was launched at an exhibition of BIG’s work at the National Building Museum.
The John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design project involves the renovation and expansion to the University of Toronto’s facility at One Spadina Crescent. Construction work on the project led by architects Nader Tehrani and Katherine Faulkner of NADAAA: the first phase includes renovation of the south-facing Gothic Revival building plus the construction of a 9,300 square meter new building that will house a new library, art gallery, and design studios for the architecture school.
More than 60 architectural models, mock-ups and prototypes are suspended at the second-floor balconies in the museums Great Hall, turning the architecture of the building into the architecture of the exhibition. Photo © Matt Carbone.