Holcim Awards 2012
Awards Gold -
Awards Silver - Brazil
Awards Bronze - Germany
Global Awards Finalists
Global Awards Jury
Innovation 1st Prize - Switzerland
Innovation 2nd Prize - Germany
Innovation 3rd Prize - United Kingdom
Innovation Prize Finalists
Holcim Innovation Prize Jury
Holcim Awards 2011
Holcim Awards 2009
Holcim Awards 2008
Holcim Awards 2006
Holcim Awards 2005
Search Holcim Awards prize winning projects
Global Holcim Awards 2012 finalists
(listed alphabetically by project country)
City hall and civic center recycled from former factory, Oostkamp
Carlos Arroyo, Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos, Spain
Converts a former factory into a new City Hall and Civic Center for the city of Oostkamp by not only recycling the main structure and materials but also reusing the space itself.
Brazil: Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub, São Paulo
Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban Think Tank, Brazil
A multifunctional public building in a São Paulo favela that prevents further erosion and mudslides while providing social and cultural infrastructure to the local community.
Burkina Faso: Secondary school with passive ventilation system, Gando
Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kéré Architecture, Germany
A school project using only solar and wind power to create an indoor climate conducive to learning, provides jobs and training, and repairs the environment through reforestation.
Canada: Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network, Iqaluit, Nunavut
Mason White & Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office, Canada
A network of regional food-gathering nodes in Canada’s high arctic territory that establishes new foundations for a sustainable, more independent economy.
Chile: Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan, Constitución
Alejandro Aravena, ELEMENTAL S.A., Chile
A strategic earthquake/tsunami response that uses forests to dissipate the energy of waves through friction and implements specific restrictions on ground floor spaces in the risk zone.
Germany: Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct, Berlin
Tim Edler, realities united, Germany
An urban plan which transforms an under-utilized arm of the River Spree in Berlin into a natural 745m-long “swimming pool” in the heart of the historic city.
Italy: Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts, near Scilla
Philippe Rizzotti, Philippe Rizzotti Architects, France
Viaducts on a recently bypassed expressway are converted into vertical homes, transforming an existing structure for a completely different use that brings new economic potency.
Malaysia: Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building, Putrajaya
Kenneth Yeang, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang International Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
A 14-level commercial and retail building that uses integrative engineering to create a sustainable building organism which showcases best practice design.
Mexico: Urban regeneration master plan, Ciudad Juárez
Jose Castillo, arquitectura 911sc, Mexico
A master plan that strengthens community networks in an urban area suffering from increasing violence due to its strategic position for drugs and arms trafficking.
Morocco: Training center for sustainable construction, Marrakesh
Anna Heringer, Architect, Germany
A training center using nearby resources, earth construction and the local workforce to generated employment using sustainable practices in the construction sector.
Pakistan: Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building, Jar Maulwi
Eike Roswag, Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Germany
A project that upgrades a traditional locally-sourced cob building technique with effective low-tech measures to build new classrooms in a school for underprivileged girls.
Palestine: Sustainable refurbishment of a primary school, near Al Azarije
Claudia Romano, ARCò - Architettura e Cooperazione, Italy
A low-tech school refurbishment that improves natural ventilation and thermal insulation, and also generates a positive impact on the students of a Bedouin community.
Thailand: Urban agriculture and factory conversion, Bangkok
Isavaret Tamonut, TTH Trading Co., Ltd, Thailand
A factory site and adjacent land converted for urban agriculture reintroduces elements of self-sufficiency and reconnects a city culture to food production and consumption.
USA: Energy and water efficient border control station, Van Buren, Maine
Julie Snow, Julie Snow Architects, USA
A zero net energy border control station that meets stringent regulations for safety, operation and durability and yet is a highly aesthetic structure marking the national frontier.
USA: Zero net energy school building, Los Angeles
Gloria Lee, Swift Lee Office, USA
A pre-fabricated system for zero energy school buildings on multiple campuses throughout Los Angeles using “off-the shelf” components and modular panels.
register for updates about Holcim Foundation activities
Profiles of all members of the Global Holcim Awards jury of 2012.
view jury member profiles
Imprint & ©