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June 29, 2015 | Book Announcement | Zurich, Switzerland

Showcasing a new horizon of sustainable architecture and design
Showcasing a new horizon of sustainable architecture and design

The newly-published book Fourth Holcim Awards – Sustainable Construction 2014/2015 presents an overview of the current global status of innovative approaches that meet societal needs, promote an economy of means and address ecological footprints.

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June 23, 2015 | Project update | Chiang Mai, Thailand

Flying into the blue
Flying into the blue

Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary in Chiang Mai will serve as both an educational facility and bird rehabilitation center to reduce the devastating effects of bird trafficking on the survival of endangered wildlife in Thailand. The designer of the Holcim Awards Gold 2014 winner for Asia Pacific, Architectkidd has fabricated a “Bird Hut” shelter that serves as both an exhibition display at a national architecture convention and a prototype for the larger structures to be built on the bird sanctuary site.

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“Dryline” protection and additional public amenities – Global Holcim Awards 2015 jury
“Dryline” protection and additional public amenities – Global Holcim Awards 2015 jury

Jury members, Mohsen Mostafavi (head of jury) and Meisa Batayneh Maani discuss elements of the large-scale flood protection system which addresses the vulnerability of New York City to coastal flooding. “The Dryline: Urban flood protection infrastructure” by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group (Copenhagen/New York) won the Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2015.

"Innovación valiosa que se suma a lo que se ha logrado previamente" - Alejandro Aravena
"Innovación valiosa que se suma a lo que se ha logrado previamente" - Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena, jurado global de los Holcim Awards considera que el proyecto "Unidades de Vida Articulada: Parque público en reservas de agua" en Colombia, se destaca por ir más allá de la reutilización de enfoques exitosos de la arquitectura y el diseño urbano. Al abordar nuevos campos y nuevas áreas de especialización, el proyecto del Colectivo 720 y EPM enfatiza en el valor del agua y el espacio público como forma de seguir innovando y construyendo más allá de lo logrado en sostenibilidad.

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The 236-page illustrated book commemorates the winners of the fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards, …
Book release – Showcasing a new horizon of sustainable architecture and design

The 236-page illustrated book commemorates the winners of the fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards, and is published by Holcim Sustainable Construction Press.