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.Read more »
The twelve winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East focus mainly on enhancing social and environmental resilience, as well as the economy of construction. The winning submissions show how multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing design and building are being developed. A green building in Turkey, an urban forest rehabilitation in Lebanon, and a low-cost housing plan in Ethiopia received the top prizes.Read more » pour en savoir plus (French) » أقرأ المزيد (Arabic) »
The Holcim Awards Silver 2011 winning project from Latin America by Alejandro Aravena of Elemental has recently received a further award for innovation within urban developments from the Zumtobel Group. The video presents “Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan” for Constitución and its successful approach to participatory urban planning.
Yara Sharif and Nasser Golzari from NG Architects and Palestine Regeneration Team (PART) in London focus their project on self-sufficiency, local knowledge and social impact. Responsiveness emerging from local knowledge and technical enhancements is at the core of their approach to sustainable construction. “Adaptive Re-Use: Women’s center and playground” in Beit Iksa, Palestine won a Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize for adapting two abandoned buildings for reuse as working spaces with an eco-kitchen, followed by the rehabilitation of surrounding spaces.
Presentation of the Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for “Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub, Ankara, Turkey” (l-r): Howayda Al-Harithy, Head of the Holcim Awards jury for Africa Middle East and Professor of Architecture, …