The jury commended the project for its holistic approach from large scale to micro-level details such as social issues; and its realistic approach to a transnational project. Within that, the integrated thinking of the production-market-education line and the social impact are particularly important contributors to the quality of the project.
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.Media release – Sustainable construction as a key to better urban life (read more) » leia mais : Foram anunciados em Buenos Aires os vencedores do Holcim Awards na América Latina (Portuguese) » más información: Anuncio de los ganadores de Holcim Awards para Latinoamérica en Buenos Aires (Spanish) »
The project is designed for the UNESCO World Heritage listed Pantanal Conservation Area, a complex landscape encompassing 200,000 sq km of lakes, rivers and wetlands in the border area between Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. The strategic importance of the area for the South American interior is identified, both through an investigation of its potential as a transportation route between the ocean harbors and the inland, and as living space for those who have limited options to develop their livelihood. As a starting point, Interior South explores the potential to harness the water, which floods up to 80% of the land area during the wet season. Then, core elements are proposed, serving as floating units for production, living, trading and teaching.Download project entry poster (PDF, 448.47 KB) »